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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
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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||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.
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||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
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|02||LT. Mcllwaine, Julius D. R., USNR||1943 - ?|
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
Last Updated 20 June 2014
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