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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal

USS LST-380 was transferred to the United Kingdom
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 10 December 1942, at the Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, MA.
  • Launched, 10 February 1943
  • Commissioned USS LST-380, 15 February 1943, LT. Marcus A. Goodrich, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LST-380 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    European 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 24 September 1943  

  • Decommissioned and transferred (loaned), 20 November 1944, to the United Kingdom
  • Commissioned HM-380, 20 November 1944
    Participated in Malaya invasion (MacDermott Ships Without Names)
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 11 April 1946
  • Decommissioned and sold, 7 June 1946 to the United States Military Government, Korea
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
  • USS LST-380 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications: (as reported by Office of Naval Intelligence-1945)
    1,625 t.(lt)
    4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    2,366 t.
    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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    USS LST-380
    LST-380 472k From right to left; USS LST-380, USS LST-284, USS LST-499, and USS LST-382 at Brixham Harbour, England, 1 June 1944, loading up with equipment ready for the cross channel invasion.
    US Army Signal Corps photo # SC206438 by Nehez
    Bill Gonyo
    LST-380 106k USS LST-380 crew photo, circa 1 June 1944, at Brixham, England. LT. James Herschel Fisher - 2nd row 3rd from left & CO Marcus Goodrich - 2nd Row, 5th from left (w/pipe): Goodrich served in both WWI &WWII. Linda Sheehan-Smolensky niece of James Herschel Fisher
    LST-380 106k USS LST-380 and USS LST-331 moored together, date and location unknown..
    US Navy photo # 80-G-67304 from the collections of the US National Archives.
    John Chiquoine
    HM LST-380
    LST-380 59k HM LST-380 transporting Dutch women and children from Java to Singapore in 1945. Robert Hurst

    USS LST-380
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Goodrich, Marcus A., USNR15 February 1943 - 14 April 1944
    02LT. Beasley, Micken Shipp, USNR14 April 1944 - 20 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 USS LST Ship Memorial
    LST Homeport
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association
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