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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.
USS LST-484's itinerary after World War II included the following voyages and ports of call:
24 March 1946; underway from Tinian, Marianas Islands to Manila, Philippine Islands
13 April 1946; Cavite, Philippine Islands to Guam, Marianas Islands
13 April 1946; Destination changed instead of Guam, Marianas Islands now new destination Guinan, Samar, Philippine Islands
23 April 1946; underway from Guinan, Samar, Philippine Islands to Pearl Harbor, TH.
18 May 1946; underway from Pearl Harbor, TH. to Port Hueneme, CA.
31 May 1946; underway from Port Hueneme, CA. to San Francisco, CA.
Decommissioned, 27 July 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 August 1946
USS LST-484 earned four battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 December 1947, to Kaiser, Inc., Seattle, WA.
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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||The view from USS LST-484 of the bombing of Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2 February 1944, LST-484
was approximately 8 miles off Kwajalein when this photo was taken.
US Army Air Corps photo # 63597 A.C. now in the collections of the US National Archives
||USS LST-484 and USS LST-244 beached while unloading at Green Beach Kwajalein Atoll,
circa 4 February 1944. Note LST-244 is unloading across a floating causeway.
||Raymond Cvetovich, Ph.D.
||USS LST-484 unloading, 4 February 1944, across a pontoon ramp that has been constructed to facilitate the unloading of heavy equipment. at
Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands. Here, a caterpillar tractor pulls a heavy machine down the ramp onto the beach.
US National Archives Identifier 193836354, US Army Air Corps photo # A63303A.C.
||A bulldozer pulls a roll of beach mat off USS LST-484 at Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, 4 February 1944.
US National Archives ID 193836348, US Army Air Corps photo # 63302A.C.
||USS LST-484 unloading 7th Air Force equipment at Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 4 February 1944. Note pontoon ramp on right.
US National Archives ID 193836390, US Army Air Corps photo # 65223A.C.
||USS LST-484 at anchor, location unknown, circa 1945-46.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 84691. Courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1976.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Schwenner, Felton Bonaparte, 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||12 December 1945 - 17 July 1945|
|04||LT. Wildes, James Oliver, USNR||17 July 1945 - 15 January 1946|
|05||LTjg. Worthen Jr., John Edgar, 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
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