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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Bravo - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship
Laid down, 15 February 1943, at Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
Launched, 27 July 1943
Commissioned USS LST-219, 19 August 1943, LT. Roy Collier Jr. USNR in command
During World War II USS LST-219 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LST Flotilla Five, CAPT. G. B. Carter, USN;
LST Group Fifteen, CDR. V. K. Busck, USN; and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Capture and occupation of Guam , 21 to 28 July 1944
Leyte landings, 20 October 1944
Following World War II USS LST-219 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|21 November to 24 December 1945||21 November to 24 December 1945
Decommissioned, 29 November 1948
Struck from the Naval Register, 22 December 1948
USS LST-219 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for commercial operation, 25 February 1949, to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Tacoma, WA.
4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
Length 328' o.a.
light 2' 4" fwd, 7' 6" aft
sea-going 8' 3" fwd, 14' 1" aft
landing 3' 11" fwd, 9' 10" aft (landing w/500 ton load)
limiting 11' 2"
maximum navigation 14' 1"
Speed 11.6 kts. (trial)
Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
Boats 2 LCVP
Cargo Capacity (varied with mission - payloads between 1600 and 1900 tons)
One Landing Craft Tank (LCT), tanks, wheeled and tracked vehicles, artillery, construction equipment and military supplies. A ramp or elevator forward allowed vehicles access to tank deck from main deck
Additional capacity included sectional pontoons carried on each side of vessel amidships, to either build Rhino Barges or use as causeways. Married to the bow ramp, the causeways would enabled payloads to be delivered ashore from deeper water or where a beachhead would not allow the vessel to be grounded forward after ballasting
Armament (varied with availability when each vessel was outfitted. Retro-fitting was accomplished throughout WWII. The ultimate armament design for United States vessels was
2 - Twin 40MM gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
4 - Single 40MM gun mounts
12 single 20MM gun mounts
Diesel 4,300 Bbls
two General Motors 12-567A, 900hp Diesel engines
single Falk Main Reduction Gears
three Diesel-drive 100Kw 230V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
two propellers, 1,700shp
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||LSTs unloading supplies at Leyte Gulf in October 1944.
USS LST-242, and USS LST-608 at the bottom of the photo. In the middle of the photo and in the background can be seen numerous small craft along with six additional LSTs. Recognizable are USS LST-609 and USS LST-219.
US Army Signal Corps. photo
|Dave Kerr and Vicki Purl Ferrier-Taylor for Purl Allan Ferrier, Seaman 1st class, SV-6 USNR.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Collier, Jr., Roy, USNR||19 August 1943 - 22 January 1945|
|02||LT. Barnhill, James M., USNR||22 January 1945 - 28 August 1945|
|03||LT. Collins, John E., USNR||28 August 1945 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The USS LST Ship Memorial
LST Home Port
State LST Chapters
United States LST Association
Last Updated 6 June 2014
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