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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. A. Parker 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
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 December 1947, to Learner Co., Oakland, CA.
USS LST-225 earned three battle stars for World War II service
Specifications: (as reported by Office of Naval Intelligence-1945)
Displacement 1,625 t.(lt), 4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
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)
Speed 12 kts. (maximum)
Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
7 officers, 104 enlisted
16 officers, 147 enlisted
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
Propulsion two General Motors 12-567, 900hp diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders
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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.
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