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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)
USS LST-574 purchased by the Republic of China and named ROCS Chung Yung (LST-210)
LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 16 April 1944, (99th vessel constructed) at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; Evansville, IN.
Launched, 5 June 1944
Commissioned USS LST-574, 26 June 1944, Ltjg. Joseph F. Canny USNR in command
During World War II USS LST-574 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: LST Flotilla Fifteen (flagship) and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Leyte landings, 5 to 18 November 1944
|Consolidation and Capture of Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 10 to 11 March 19455 to 18 November 1944
Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1946
Following World War II USS LST-574 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 September 1945 to 25 May 1946||2 September 1945 to 25 May 1946
Decommissioned, 17 June 1946, in the Philippines
Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
Sold, 5 November 1947, to Bosey, Philippines and resold to the Republic of China in March 1949, commissioned ROCS Chung Yung (LST-210)
Final Disposition, disposed of in 1959
USS LST-574 earned three battle stars for World War If 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 6 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-574 at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Stanley H. Wallace
USS LST-574 and an unidentified LST beached at Morotai, Halmahera Islands, Netherlands East Indies, 29 May 1945, waiting to load Royal Australian Air Force vehicles for the invasion of Lubuan, British North Borneo.
Australian War Memorial photo # OG2807.
|Australian War Memorial
||USS LST-574 beached at Blue Beach, Morotai, 19 June 1945, while a loaded 3-ton truck of the Australian Army's 2/35 General Transport Co. is being backed up the ships ramp. in preparation for "Operation Oboe 2.
Australian War Memorial photo # 109841.
|Australian War Memorial
|ROCS Chung Yung (LST-210)
||Ex-USS LST-574 in Republic of China naval service as ROCS Chung Yung (LST-210) beached, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LTjg. Canny, Joseph Francis, USNR||26 June 1944 - 10 April 1945
|02||LT. Krueger Jr., William Frederick, USNR||10 April 1945 - 17 April 1945
|03||LT. Shepard, J. D., USN (temporary)||17 April 1945 - 25 April 1945
|04||LT. Austen, Albert Angus, USNR (temporary)||25 April 1945 - 7 May 1945
|05||LT. Krueger Jr., William Frederick, USNR||7 May 1945 - 17 June 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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Last Updated 19 December 2014
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