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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship
  • Laid down, 20 May 1943, at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
  • Launched, 25 September 1943
  • Commissioned USS LST-228, 25 October 1943
  • Lost due to grounding, 19 January 1944, in the vicinity of Bahia Angra Island, Azores, declared beyond salvage and pronounced a total loss
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 February 1944
    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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    NH 103124
    61k LST-228 wrecked in the vicinity of Bahia Angra Island, off Tercina, Azores, where she went ashore, 19 January 1944. LCT-582, visible on LST-228's deck, was also lost in this incident.
    US Navy photos # NH 103124 and NH 103123 from the collection of John Soule Lynch. Donated (via the National Museum of Naval Aviation) by Pat Livingston, 2005 to the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    NH 103123
    LST-228 160k Port broadside view of LST-228 wrecked in the vicinity of Bahia Angra Island, off Tercina, Azores, where she went ashore, 19 January 1944. LCT-582 is still on her deck in this photo, January 1944.
    US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 2001.268.015.003
    Mike Green

    USS LST-228
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    02LT. Mcllwaine, Julius D. R., USNR1943 - ?

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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    The USS LST Ship Memorial
    LST Home Port
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association
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