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USNS T-LST-222
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USS LST(H)-222 (1945 - 1952)
USS LST-222 (1943 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Mike - Sierra
NPMS
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)



USNS LST-222 was transferred to the Philippines and renamed RPS Mindoro Occidental (LT-93)
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 16 March 1943, at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
  • Launched, 17 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS LST-222, 10 September 1943, LT M. S. Edwards USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LST-222 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific:
    LST Flotilla Thirteen (flagship), CAPT. J.G. Sampson USN (23);
    LST Group Thirty-Seven, CDR. R. D. Higgins USNR;
    LST Division Seventy-Four and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Gilbert Island operation
    Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 31 January to 8 February 1944
    Tinian capture and occupation, 24 to 28 July 1944
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 to 24 June 1944
    Western Caroline Islands operation
    Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September 14 October 1944

  • Redesignated Landing Ship Tank (Hospital) LST(H)-222, 15 September 1945
  • Following World War II USS LST(H)-222 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 17 October 1945 to 5 February 1946
  • Decommissioned in February 1946 and transferred to Commander Naval Forces Far East (COMNAVFE) Shipping Control Authority for Japan (SCAJAP), redesignated Q044
  • Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 31 March 1952 and placed in service as USNS T-LST-222
  • Placed out of service, 15 July 1972
  • Transferred to Republic of the Philippines and named RPS Mindoro Occidental (LT-93)
  • USS LST-222 earned four battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement
    1,625 t.(lt)
    4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    2,366 t.
    Length 328' o.a.
    Beam 50'
    Draft
    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
    Complement
    13 officers
    104 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    16 officers
    147 enlisted
    Boats 2 LCVP
    Cargo Capacity (varied with mission - payloads between 1600 and 1900 tons)
    Typical loads
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 4,300 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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
    twin rudders

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    USS LST-222
    LST-23 198k USS LST-222 and USS LST-23 beached, date and location unknown. David Fuller for Albert Bailey USCG USS LST-23
    USNS T-LST-222
    LST-222 325k USNS T-LST-222 beached in South Vietnam, circa 1958 -1970. Photos ©Jack Coker
    LST-222 270k

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log


    For more photos and information about USS LST-222 see;
  • DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
  • Western Caroline Islands Attack Landing Order
  • Beach White Peleliu - CTF 32 Operation Plan A501-44 Appendix 4 to Annex "D"
  • The USS LST Ship Memorial
  • LST Home Port
  • State LST Chapters
  • United States LST Association

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