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USS LST-267


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Xray - Papa
NGXP
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:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June 28 July 1944
    Luzon operation
    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
    Specifications:
    Displacement
    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'
    Draft
    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
    Complement
    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
    Propulsion
    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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    LST-267 61k LST-267 ready for launching at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA., 6 June 1943. Tom Lawson
    LST-267 37k 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. Tom Lawson
    LST-267 23k LST-267 launching at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA., 6 June 1943. Tom Lawson
    LST-267 51k USS LST-267 underway, date and location unknown. Note pontoon causeway secured to her port side. James Baker
    Enoree 67k 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
    Enoree 140k

    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Sprung, Everett O., USNR9 August 1943 - 13 October 1944
    02LT. Vitousek, Jr., Roy A., USNR13 October 1944 - August 1945
    03LTjg. Byzet Jr., F. J., USNAugust 1945 - 24 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-267 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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