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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Papa - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
USS LST-336 turned over to the United Kingdom in November 1944
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-336, 11 December 1942, LT. Francis C. Bidwell, USNR, in command
USS LST-336 sailed for Europe in convoy SC 125 in
company with HM LST-319 and HM LST-406 from Halifax, Nova Scotia, 31 March 1943, arriving at Liverpool, England, 14 April 1944
During World War II USS LST-336 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 16 July 1943
||Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
Decommissioned and transferred to the United Kingdom, 27 November 1944
Royal Navy History
Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LST-336, 29 November 1944, at Rosneath, Scotland
Sailed for the Invasion of Malaya, but broke down en-route
At Port Said for repairs, 5 June to 27 September 1945
Returned to Rosneath circa November 1945
Paid off and returned to US Navy custody at Norfolk, VA., 7 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 22 October 1947, to Luria Bros. & Co., Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
USS LST-336 earned three 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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||USS LST-336 off the Normandy beachhead, waiting to unload, June 1944.
||Religious services aboard USS LST-336 prior to D-day landing at Normandy.
||Loading German POWs aboardUSS LST-336 at Normandy, June 1944
||Loading German POWs aboard USS LST-336 and USS LST-512 at Normandy, June 1944.
||USS LST-336 beached at Normandy, date unknown.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Bidwell, Francis Crane, USNR||11 December 1942 - August 1943|
|02||LT. Biberman, David I., USNR||August 1943 - 27 November 1944|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The Brodie System - Runway On A Rope
The USS LST Ship Memorial
LST Home Port
State LST Chapters
United States LST Association
Last Updated 26 September 2014
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