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November - Zulu - Kilo - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal
USS LST-351 was transferred to the Royal Navy in December 1944 for the duration of World War II and later sold to the Netherlands
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 9 November 1942, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
Launched, 7 February 1943
Commissioned USS LST-351, 24 February 1943, LT. Scott Howe, USNR, in command
During World War II LST-351 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings
22 January to 1 March 1944
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
||Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Decommissioned and transferred to the United Kingdom, 12 December 1944
Royal Navy History
Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LST-351, 12 December 1944
No record of active service in the Royal Navy
Mud berthed Sandacre Bay, Saltash, Cornwall, 30 July 1946
Re-delivered to US Navy custody, 10 December 1946.
Struck from the Naval Register, 10 December 1946
Final Disposition, sold to the Netherlands, 30 December 1946
USS LST-351 earned four 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
9 officers, 120 enlisted
14 officers, 131 enlisted
Boats 6 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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||From left to right; HM LST-323, USS LST-1,
USS LST-381 and USS LST-351 being loaded with reversed DUKWs at Salerno Harbor in preparation for the Anzio
Landings scheduled for January 20-21, 1944.
Imperial War Museum War Office Second World War Official Collection, by Dawson (Sgt), Photo No. © IWM (NA 11079)
||USS LST-351 beached at Naples, Italy as German Prisoners are off-loaded. The prisoners were taken aboard at Anzio, circa mid-1944.
This photo appeared in "National Geographic Magazine."
|Rich Barnes for his brother Morris S. Barnes RM2/c USS LST-351.
||USS LST-351 beached at Normandy with three crew members posing in front of the ship, circa summer-1944.
||Rich Barnes for his brother Morris S. Barnes RM2/c USS LST-351.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Howe, Scott, USNR||24 February 1943 - December 1943|
|02||LT. Caldwell, Richard W., USNR||December 1943 - 22 September 1944|
|03||LT. Grainger, Joseph K., USNR||22 September 1944 - 12 December 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 USS LST Ship Memorial
LST Home Port
State LST Chapters
United States LST Association
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