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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 21 November 1942, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.
Launched, 6 June 1943
Commissioned USS LST-267, 9 August 1943, LT. Everett O. Sprung, USNR, in command
During World War II USS LST-267 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LST Flotilla Thirteen, CAPT. J.G. Sampson USN (22);
LST Group Thirty-Eight, LCDR. M.F. Stiling USNR;
LST Division Seventy-Six and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June 28 July 1944
Lingayen Gulf landing 9 January 1945
|Capture and occupation of Tinian, 24 to 28 July 1944
||Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 25 March to 24 June 1945
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 9 September to 14 October 1944
Following World War II USS LST-267 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|2 September 1945 to 7 January 1946
|26 January to 7 February 1946
Decommissioned, 25 June 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 24 September 1947, to Mr. William E. Skinner
USS LST-267 earned five battle stars for World War II service
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-267 ready for launching at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA., 6 June 1943.
||Mrs. D. L. See, the ships sponsor, breaking the traditional bottle of Champagne across the bow of LST-267 as she is launched at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA., 6 June 1943.
||LST-267 launching at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA., 6 June 1943.
||USS LST-267 underway, date and location unknown. Note pontoon causeway secured to her port side.
||USS Enoree (AO-69) at Okinawa, hoisting an LCT onto the deck of USS LST-267 for return to the US in 1946.
||Gordon D. "Doug" French QM3 USS Enoree 1950 to 1953
|01||LT. Sprung, Everett O., USNR||9 August 1943 - 13 October 1944|
|02||LT. Vitousek, Jr., Roy A., USNR||13 October 1944 - August 1945|
|03||LTjg. Byzet Jr., F. J., USN||August 1945 - 24 June 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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