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Lost to enemy action, 28 April 1944

USS LST-507


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Xray - Victor
NDXV
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - 28 April 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 8 September 1943, at Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Co., Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched, 16 November 1943
  • Commissioned USS LST-507, 10 January 1944
  • During World War II USS LST-507 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater
  • Sunk by a German E-Boat torpedo attack off Slapton Sands, England, 28 April 1944, during Operation Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy invasion
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 9 June 1944
    Specifications: (as reported by Office of Naval Intelligence-1945)
    Displacement 1,625 t.(lt), 4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    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)
    Speed 12 kts. (maximum)
    Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
    Complement
    9 officers, 120 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    14 officers, 131 enlisted
    Boats 6 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
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    LST-507 85k USS LST-507 enroute to the European Theater from the US with a MK5 LCT loaded on her main deck, March 1944. Robert Hurst
    LST-507 407k USS LST-507 at anchor in Brixham Harbour, England, 27 April 1944, This photo was taken the day before USS LST-507was sunk in the English Channel by a German E-boat. Eugene Kyle

    USS ST-507
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    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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