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USS LST-572 (1944 - 1952)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Whiskey - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal(2)
Third Row - Vietnam Service Medal (1) - Philippines Liberation Medal (1-Sub Attack, 4 August 1945 off Leyte) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 15 April 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co., Evansville, IN.
Launched, 29 May 1944
Commissioned USS LST-572, 19 June 1944, LT. James N. Kincanon, USNR, in command
During World War II USS LST-572 was first assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater (convoy HXM 301) and later reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater in September 1944, participating in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 10 May to 29 June 1945
For the Okinawa Gunto operation USS LST-572 was assigned to :
LST Flotilla Thirty-Five, CAPT. D. H. Johnston USN (22);
LST Group One Hundred Four, CDR. D. Stubbs USN (25);
LST Division Two Hundred Seven in September 1944
Following World War II USS LST-572 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|2 October to 1 November 1945
|12 January to 7 March 1946
Decommissioned, 7 March 1946
Transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) , 31 March 1952
Loaned to Commander Naval Forces Far East (COMNAVFE) Shipping Control Authority for Japan (SCAJAP), redesignated Q090
Returned to the MSTS and placed in service, 31 March 1952, as USNS T-LST-572
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 June 1973
USS LST-572 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold, 19 November 1973, to Yi Ho Enterprise Corp., fate unknown
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-572 and USS LST-616 beached on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, circa 10 to 13 September 1944.
||Richard Howe MoMM/3c USNR USS LST-572 and Morris Milstein USS LST-572
||ex-USS LST-572 in service with the Shipping Control Authority for Japan (SCAJAP) as Q090 takes the last of the defenders of Seoul, South Korea off the beach at Inchon after the fall of Seoul in January 1951
||Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||USNS T-LST-572 and USNS T-LST-276 are tied up a wharf at Inchon, South Korea,
circa. 1953. Note the US Army M20 Military Police (MP) armored utility car (left) and a Diamond T model 969A, 4 ton wrecker on the wharf.
This photograph is one of a series taken by Australian Mr. Douglas (Doug) Bushby in his capacity as a UN accredited War Correspondent.
Australian War Memorial, Photo No. P04641.061
||USNS T-LST-572 beached at Can Tho, South Vietnam in 1965.
||Looking southwest; USNS T-LST-572 at the museum pier, Da Nang, South Vietnam offloading, 6 January 1966. The building located directly to the
left of the LST comprises the Da Nang press center.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH NH 74483
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
USS LST-572 / USNS T-LST-572
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Kincanon, James Nelms, USNR||19 June 1944 - 3 December 1945
|02||LTjg. Carpenter, Edward Angus, USNR||3 December 1945 - 29 December 1945
|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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Last Updated 24 November 2017
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