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USS LST-622


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Foxtrot - Kilo
NFFK
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)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)


LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 15 March 1944, at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
  • Launched, 8 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-622, 26 June 1944, LT. P. Heinz, USN, in command (May 1945)
  • During World War II USS LST-622 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    For Okinawa LST Flotilla Six, CAPT. Laidlaw;
    LST Group Sixteen, LCDR. J. T. Brugger USNR;
    LST Division Thirty-Two and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Luzon operations
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 11 January 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 25 March to 24 June 1945

  • Decommissioned, 14 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 April 1948, to Kaiser Co., Inc., Seattle, WA.
  • USS LST-622 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement
    1,625 t.(lt)
    4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
    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)
    limiting 11' 2"
    maximum navigation 14' 1"
    Speed 11.6 kts. (trial)
    Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
    Complement
    13 officers
    104 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    16 officers
    147 enlisted
    Boats 2 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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 4,300 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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
    twin rudders

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    LST-622 398k USS LST-622 moored pierside, date and location unknown.. Philip Stone SM3/c 1944-46 USS LST-622
    LST-622 389k USS LST-622 commissioning crew, date and location unknown. Philip Stone SM3/c 1944-46 USS LST-622

    USS LST-622
    DANFS history entry located at NavSource, contributed by Philip Stone SM3/c USS LST-622
    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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