Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.
NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Foxtrot - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (6) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
USS LST-227 was transferred to South Korea and renamed ROKS Duk Bong (LST-808)
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 10 May 1943, at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
Launched, 21 September 1943
Commissioned USS LST-227, 16 October 1943, LT. Joseph Molnar, USNR, in command
During World War II LST-227 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LST Flotilla Thirteen, CAPT. J.G. Sampson USN (22);
LST Group Thirty-Eight (flagship), LCDR. M.F. Stiling USNR;
LST Division Seventy-Six and participated in the following campaigns;
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 2 to 8 February 1944
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
|Hollandia operation, 12 to 28 April 1944
Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 to 28 July 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 10 May 1945
Following World War II USS LST-227 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|21 October to 25 November 1945
|13 December 1945 to 13 January 1946
Decommissioned, 22 January 1946
Assigned to Commander Naval Forces Far East (COMNAVFE) Shipping Control Authority for Japan (SCAJAP), 23 January 1946 to 6 June 1950, designated Q025
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Transferred on loan, to South Korea, 27 March 1955, renamed ROKS Duk Bong (LST-808)
Sold outright to South Korea, 1 November 1974
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 1974
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LST-227 earned six battle stars for World War II service
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)
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
|Click On Image
For Full Size Image
| USS LST-227
||USS LST-227 beached, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
||USS LST-227, USS LST-476 and USS LST-879 beached, date and location unknown.
||Theron Dosch for Loran W. (Slim) Roberts USS LST-476
| ROKS Duk Bong (LST-808)
||Ex-USS LST-227 in South Korean naval service as ROKS Duk Bong (LST-808) and ROKS Gybong (LST-810) (ex-USS Berkshire County (LST-288) moored at Chinhae, South Korea, circa 1956 or later.
US Navy photo.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
|01||LT. Molnar, Joseph, USNR||16 October 1943 - 1945|
|02||LT. Blaske, F. H., USNR||1945|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 6 June 2014
This page is created by David W. Almond and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|