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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 10 November 1942 at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
Launched, 7 February 1943
Commissioned USS LST-350, 3 February 1943
During World War II USS LST-350 was assigned to the Europe-Africa Middle East Theater and participated in the following operations:
Europe-Africa Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
|Salerno landings 9 to 21 September 1943
Decommissioned, 26 May 1945 for conversion to Landing Craft Repair Ship Chandra (ARL-46) at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
Conversion canceled, 12 September 1945
Reverted to LST-350
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
Final Disposition, sold, 2 December 1946, to the Suwannee Steam Ship Co., Charleston, S.C., and converted for merchant service, fate unknown
USS LST-350 earned three battle stars for World War II service
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.
(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
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
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
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||USS LST-350 is moored pierside in the background as USS LST-359 maneuvers in the harbor at Termini-Imerese, Sicily, 13 September 1943 in support of the Salerno landings.
US National Archives photo # III-SC 182818, Box 187, a US Army Signal Corps. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
||USS LST-358 maneuvering in the harbor at Termini-Imerese, Sicily, 13 September 1943 in support of the Salerno landings. USS LST-347, USS LST-359 and USS LST-350 (broadside view background) are also moored in the harbor. American troops are preparing to board LCI’s to reinforce the 5th Army on the Italian mainland.
US National Archives photo # III-SC 182815, Box 187, a US Army Signal Corps. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
||USS LST-350 (invasion loading ID number 25) moored in the harbor at Termini-Imerese, Sicily, 13 September 1943, while loading supplies to reinforce the 5th Army at Salerno. The three LSTs to the left in photo III-SC 182826 are from left to right;
USS LST-358, (invasion loading ID number 24)
USS LST-347 (invasion loading ID number 23) and
USS LST-359 (invasion loading ID number 22)
US National Archives photos Box 187, # III-SC 182826, III-SC 182827 and III-SC 182828, US Army Signal Corps. photos now in the collections of the US National Archives.
||USS LST-350 beached at Normandy, June 1944.
Photo by H. Cabell Maddux, Jr.
|LST Home Port Web Site
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The USS LST Ship Memorial
State LST Chapters
United States LST Association
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