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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal

LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 16 April 1943, at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
  • Launched, 14 September 1943
  • Commissioned USS LST-226, 8 October 1943, LT. Norman Zelenko, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LST-226 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LST Flotilla Thirteen, CAPT. J.G. Sampson USN (22);
    LST Group Thirty-Seven (flagship), CDR. R.D. Higgins USNR;
    LST Division Seventy-Three and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Marshall Islands operation
    Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 21 January to 8 February 1944
    Western Caroline Islands operation
    Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944

  • Following World War II USS LST-226 was assigned to China service from 24 November 1945 to 22 May 1946
  • Decommissioned, 8 June 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 1946
  • USS LST-226 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for conversion to merchant service, 5 November 1947, to Bosey, Philippines
    1,625 t.(lt)
    4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
    Length 328' o.a.
    Beam 50'
    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
    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
    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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    NARA 80-G-33050
    120k USS LST-226 nested alongside USS LST-851 and an unidentified LST at a Pacific base, date and location unknown. Note LST-226's empty davits. Severe storms during the Peleliu operation carried away her boats and did superficial damage to her superstructure.
    Photos received, 28 June 1945
    US National Archive photo #s 80-G-33050 and 80-G-33051 US Navy photos now in the collections of the US National Archives at College Park, MD.
    Tracy White
    NARA 80-G-33051

    USS LST-226
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Zelenko, Norman8 October 1943 - 29 February 1944
    02LTjg. Meglen, Frank D., USNR29 February 1944 - 4 March 1944
    03LT. Perkins, Thomas A., USNR4 March 1944 - 9 November 1944
    04LT. Meglen, Frank D., USNR9 November 1944 - February 1945
    05LT. Fulkerson, Glen M., USNRFebruary 1945 - March 1945
    06LT. Meglen, Frank D., USNRMarch 1945 - 11 November 1945
    07LT. Symons, E. K., USN11 November 1945 - 8 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

    For more photos and information about USS LST-226 see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
  • 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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