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USS LST-484


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Victor - Papa
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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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Gilbert Islands operation, 21 November to 8 December 1943 Marianas operation,
    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
    Specifications:
    Displacement
    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'
    Draft
    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
    Complement
    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
    Propulsion
    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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    LST-484 1039k 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.
    LST-484 116k USS LST-484 at anchor, location unknown, circa 1945-46.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 84691. Courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1976.
    USNH&HC

    USS LST-484
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Schwenner, Felton Bonepart, USN23 April 1943 - 30 June 1944
    02LTjg. Corby Jr., Francis, USNR30 June 1944 - 12 December 1944
    03LT. Ringelberg, Harold Albert, USNR121 December 1945 - 17 July 1945
    04LT. Wildes, James Oliver, USNR17 July 1945 - 15 January 1946
    05LTjg. Warthen Jr., John Edward, USNR15 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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