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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 (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 1943
  • 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
    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'
    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
    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
    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-336 26k USS LST-336 off the Normandy beachhead, waiting to unload, June 1944. Bruce Bidwell
    LST-336 25k Religious services aboard USS LST-336 prior to D-day landing at Normandy. Bruce Bidwell
    LST-336 31k Loading German POWs aboardUSS LST-336 at Normandy, June 1944 Bruce Bidwell
    LST-336 33k Loading German POWs aboard USS LST-336 and USS LST-512 at Normandy, June 1944. Bruce Bidwell
    LST-336 39k USS LST-336 beached at Normandy, date unknown. Bruce Bidwell

    USS LST-336
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Bidwell, Francis Crane, USNR11 December 1942 - August 1943
    02LT. Biberman, David I., USNRAugust 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
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