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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia Clasp)
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship
Laid down, 28 November 1942, at Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, MA.
Launched, 1 February 1943
Commissioned USS LST-377, 8 February 1943, LT. Arvil C. Parks, USNR, in command
During World War II USS LST-377 was assigned to both the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||West Coast of Italy operations-1944
Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings-1944, 22 January to 1 March 1944
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
||Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater USS LST-377 came under the command of:
LST Flotilla Thirty-Six, CAPT. D.F.J. Shea USN (23);
LST Group One Hundred Seven, CDR. L. F. Teuscher USN (23);
LST Division Two Hundred Fourteen
Following World War II USS LST-377 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 8 September 1945 to 6 February 1946
Decommissioned, 7 June 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
USS LST-377 earned four battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 April 1948, to Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, PA.
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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||From left to right:
USS LST-360 and an unidentified LST beached at Ajaccio, Corsica, 25-26 March 1944. The LSTs convoyed from
Naples to Ajaccio carrying US troops, equipment, vehicles and supplies. After offloading the Americans at Ajaccio the LSTs loaded French military personnel and
their equipment and offloaded them at Nisida, Italy. (See attached (War Diary).
Photo originally was owned by US Army Captain Sanner of the 335th Engineer General Service Regiment.
||USS LST-377 under way San Francisco Bay, CA., in early 1946. LST-377 is carrying
LCT-531 on her main deck.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 79008. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Parks, Arvil C., USNR||8 February 1943 - 27 November 1943|
|02||LTjg. Cunningham, John P., USNR||27 November 1943 - 13 September 1945|
|03||LT. Hynes, Joseph F., USNR||13 September 1945 - March 1946|
|04||LTjg. Dukes, William S., USNR||March 1946 - 7 June 1946|
|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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