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International Radio Call Sign:
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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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 14 April 1943, at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
Launched, 4 September 1943
Commissioned USS LST-225, 2 October 1943, LT. Lawrence J. Goddard USNR in command
During World War II USS LST-225 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LST Flotilla Thirteen, CAPT. J.G. Sampson USN (22);
LST Group Thirty-Seven, CDR. R.D. Higgins USNR;
LST Division Seventy-Three and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June to 28 July 1944
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
|Tinian capture and occupation, 24 to 28 July 1944
Following World War II USS LST-225 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 22 December 1945 to 20 February 1946
Decommissioned, 30 July 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 August 1946
USS LST-225 earned three battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 December 1947, to Learner Co., Oakland, CA.
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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||USS LST-225 enroute to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, circa-April 1944.
||Photo by Albert Bailey USCG USS LST-23, submitted by David Fuller
||USS LST-225 at Peleliu, on D-Day 6 September 1944.
National Archives photo # 96202.
|US National Park Service
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
|01||LT. Goddard, Lawrence Jack, USNR||2 October 1943 - 1 August 1944|
|02||LT. Parker, Amory, USNR||1 August 1944 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Last Updated 9 may 2014
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