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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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 28 September 1942, at Kaiser, Inc., Richmond, CA.
Launched, 2 January 1943
Commissioned USS LST-484, 23 April 1943, LT. Felton B. Schwenner, USN, in command
During World War II USS LST-484 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LST Flotilla Thirteen, CAPT. J. G. Sampson, USN (22);
LST Group Thirty-Nine, CDR. B. T. Zelenka, USN (24);
LST Division Seventy-Eight and participated in the following campaigns:
|Gilbert Islands operation, 21 November to 8 December 1943
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June to 30 July 1944
|Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 2 to 8 February 1944
Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll, 19 February to 2 March 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945.
Following World War II USS LST-484 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 8 January to 20 February 1946.
Decommissioned, 27 July 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 August 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 December 1947, to Kaiser, Inc., Seattle, WA.
USS LST-484 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
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-484 and USS LST-244 beached while unloading at Green Beach Kwajalein Atoll,
February 1944. Note LST-244 is unloading across a floating causeway.
||Raymond Cvetovich, Ph.D.
||USS LST-484 at anchor, location unknown, circa 1945-46.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 84691. Courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1976.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Schwenner, Felton Bonepart, USN||23 April 1943 - 30 June 1944|
|02||LTjg. Corby Jr., Francis, USNR||30 June 1944 - 12 December 1944|
|03||LT. Ringelberg, Harold Albert, USNR||121 December 1945 - 17 July 1945|
|04||LT. Wildes, James Oliver, USNR||17 July 1945 - 15 January 1946|
|05||LTjg. Warthen Jr., John Edward, USNR||15 January 1946 - 27 July 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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