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Lost to enemy action, 22 June 1943


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Lima - Alpha
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 22 June 1943)
Bottom Row American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship;
  • Laid down, 17 July 1942 at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Launched, 15 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS LST-333, 20 November 1942
  • During World War II USS LST-333 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater
  • Lost due to enemy action, 22 June 1943, torpedoed off Dellys, Algeria
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 6 July 1943
    Specifications: (as reported by Office of Naval Intelligence-1945)
    Displacement 1,625 t.(lt), 4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    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)
    Speed 12 kts. (maximum)
    Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
    7 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
    two twin 40mm gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
    four single 40mm gun mounts
    twelve single 20mm gun mounts
    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-333 7k LST-333 under way during sea trials in June 1942. LST Home Port Web Site

    USS LST-333
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    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 Homeport
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association
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