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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

USS LST-382 was transferred to the United Kingdom and commissioned HM LST-382 later transferred to France commissioned RFS LST-382

LST-1 Class Landing Ship
  • Laid down, 10 December 1942, at the Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, MA.
  • Launched, 3 February 1943
  • Commissioned USS LST 382, 18 February 1943, LT. F. M. Perrin, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LST-382 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    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 and transferred to the United Kingdom, 29 November 1944,
  • Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LST-382
    Participated in Malaya invasion (MacDermott Ships Without Names)
  • Decommissioned and returned to US custody, date unknown
  • Transferred, on lease, to France, 23 January 1948, commissioned in the French Navy as RFS LST-382
  • Sold out right to France, 21 March 1949
  • Struck from the US Naval Register, 28 April 1949
  • USS LST-382 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • RFS LST-382 served as an immobile repair ship at Saigon, South Vietnam
  • Named RFS la Paillotte, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    1,625 t.(lt)
    4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
    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-382
    LST-380 1184k USS LST-382 mates with a causeway at the Paestum Beaches, during the Salerno Invasion, 2 to 21 September 1843. LCT(5)-209 and LCT(5)-219 are in the right background.
    US US National Archives photo # 26-G-2003 a US Coast Guard photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Dave Kerr
    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-382 415k LCT-332 being unloaded from the main deck of USS LST-382 at Portsmouth, England, circa 1943-44.
    US Navy photo from "D-Day In Photographs by Portsmouth City Council," The History Press. ISBN 978 7524 7479 3
    Robert Hurst
    LST-382 12k USS LST-382 beached at Slapton Sands, Great Britain, 1944. Note British LCT 954 in foreground LST 383 web site
    RFS la Paillotte (LST-382)
    LST-382 28k RFS LST-382 ships badge Remy Marie RFS Cheliff
    LST-382 46k RFS la Paillotte (LST-382) ships plaque. (Paillotte is bee hive in French) André Pilon RFS Golo
    LST-382 81k RFS la Paillotte (LST-382) date and location unknown. Gorges Le Bras for his uncle André Le Bras, matelot maître d’hôtel RFS la Paillotte
    LST-382 88k RFS la Paillotte (LST-382) moored at a ramp on the Saigon River, circa 1955. Gorges Le Bras for his uncle André Le Bras, matelot maître d’hôtel RFS la Paillotte
    LST-382 134k RFS la Paillotte (LST-382) moored at the Saigon River, circa 1955. André Pilon RFS Golo

    USS LST-382
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Perrin, F. M., USNR18 February 1943 - May 1943
    02LT. Canfield, R. B., USNRMay 1943 - September 1943
    03LTjg. Toon, Buster Eugene, USNRSeptember 1943 - 29 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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