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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)
LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 8 May 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co., Evansville, IN.
Launched, 8 July 1944
Commissioned USS LST-584, 5 August 1944, ENS. Donald B. Russell, USNR, in command
During World War II USS LST-584 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 10 to 11 March 1945
Tarakan Island operation, 27 April to 5 May 1945
Following World War II USS LST-584 was assigned Occupation service in the Far East 10 to 20 December 1945
Decommissioned, 12 April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
Final Disposition, sold, 19 March 1948 to Green's Bayou Transporters, Houston, TX for non-self propelled operation, fate unknown
USS LST-584 earned two battle stars for World War II service
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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||USS LST-584, LST-705 and an unidentified LST beached while unloading trucks and equipment in the Philippines, date and location unknown.
||Jess Dunham ABCS USN for his father-in-law CMoMM Virgil M. Morden USS LST-705
||USS LST-584 beached on Lingkas beach, Tarakan, Netherlands East Indies, 1 May 1945. An anti-tank ditch about 25 feet wide and
studded with posts driven into the ground constitutes part of the Japanese defenses on Tarakan Island. The ditch, situated between the beach and the road behind it,
failed to hinder the success of Operation Oboe One, the attack and landing on the island by troops of the 9th Australian Division. Ships of the US Navy's Amphibious
Group Six seen in the background supported the landing.(Donor Dr Wootten)
Australian War Memorial photo # PO2334.004.
|Australian War Memorial
||USS LST-584 and LST-697, at Tarakan, Borneo, circa 27 April to 5 May 1945.
||LST Home Port web site
||Waiting for a high tide to refloat USS LST-584 and USS LST-585 are sitting high and dry
on the muddy beach at Tarakan, Borneo in May 1945.
Australian War Memorial, No. 018467
||USS LST-584 and LST-562 beached at Morotai, 30 May 1945 while Australian Army troops of 2/19th Transport Platoon load the units DUKWs aboard for transport to North Borneo and "Operation Oboe 6".
Australian War Memorial photo # 108519.
|Australian War Memorial
||USS LST-584 and other LSTs beached at Morotai, 30 May 1945 while waiting to load troops and equipment aboard for transport to North Borneo and "Operation Oboe 6".
Australian War Memorial photo # 108520.
|Australian War Memorial
||USS LST-584 beached while unloading across a beach, date and location unknown.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||ENS. Russell, Donald B., USNR||5 August 1944 - 10 November 1945|
|02||LT. Bradley, William M., USNR||10 November 1945 - 15 December 1945|
|03||LTjg. Gustafson Jr., H. M., USNR||15 December 1945 - 12 April 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 10 March 2017
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