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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:
|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
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
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LST-380 earned three battle stars for World War II service
Specifications: (as reported by Office of Naval Intelligence-1945)
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)
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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| USS LST-380
||From right to left; USS LST-380,
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
||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
||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.
| HM LST-380
||HM LST-380 transporting Dutch women and children from Java to Singapore in 1945.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Goodrich, Marcus A., USNR||15 February 1943 - 14 April 1944|
|02||LT. Beasley, Micken Shipp, USNR||14 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
State LST Chapters
United States LST Association
Last Updated 22 August 2014
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