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USS LST-530 (1944 - 1952)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Alpha - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia Clasp)
LST-491 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 23 November 1943, at Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Co., Jeffersonville, IN.
Launched, 25 January 1944
Commissioned USS LST-530, 6 March 1944, LT. Anthony D. Duke, USNR, in command
During World War II USS LST-530 was first assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participating in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
||Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 21 to 30 June 1945
While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater USS LST-530 was assigned to:
LST Flotilla Thirty-Six, CAPT. D. F. J. Shea USN (23)
LST Group One Hundred Six, CDR. O. P Thomas Jr., USN (26);
LST Division Two Hundred-Twelve
Following World War II USS LST-530 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods;
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|2 September to 25 October 1945
|25 November 1945 to 18 January 1946
Decommissioned late 18 January 1946 and assigned to Commander Naval Forces Far East (COMNAVFE) Shipping Control Authority for Japan (SCAJAP), redesignated Q017
Transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 31 March 1952 and placed in service as USNS LST-530
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 15 June 1973
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 September 1973, to S. S. Zee, Taipei, Taiwan
USS LST-530 earned two battle stars for World War II service
4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
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-530 beached at Lingka, Tarakan Island, Borneo, May 1945, while discharging stores onto a pontoon pier. The shell holes and shattered palms are evidence of the Allied bombardment.
Australian War Memorial photo # 305124.
|Australian War Memorial Naval Historical Collection.
||USS LST-530, USS LST-1011 and USS LST-899 moored at Pearl Harbor, T.H., date unknown.
||Jack Harbison for his father John Douglas Harbison MM1, USS LST-899
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Duke, Anthony Drexel, USNR||29 February 1944 - November 1945|
|02||LT. Lewis Jr., Daniel C., USNR||November 1945 - 18 January 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
Last Updated 28 November 2014
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