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USS Yolo (APB-43)
USS LST(M)-677 (1945)
USS LST-677 (1944 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Lima - Echo
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 (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
LST-542 class Landing Ship Tank / Benewah class Self-propelled Barracks Ship:
Laid down, 25 April 1944, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.
Launched, 16 June 1944
Commissioned USS LST-677, 3 July 1944 at New Orleans, LA., LT. Charles H. Bast USNR in command
Reclassified, Landing Ship Tank (Modified) LST(M)-677, 21 January 1945
Redesignated and named USS Yolo (APB-43), 31 March 1945
During World War II USS Yolo (APB-43) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 28 June 1945
Following World War II USS Yolo (APB-43) performed occupation duty in the Far East
Decommissioned, 9 August 1946 and laid up at the Atlantic Reserve Fleet Norfolk Group
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1959
USS Yolo (APB-43) earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 6 February 1960, to the J. C. Berkwit Co., New York, N.Y.
Displacement 4,080 t.
Draft 11' 2"
Speed 12 kts.
four single 40mm AA gun mounts
two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
twenty .50 and .30 cal machine guns
two General Motors 12-567A Diesel engines
single Falk Main Reduction Gears
five Diesel-drive 100Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
two propellers, 1,800shp
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||Seen here as USS LST-677 at Purvis Bay, Tulagi, Solomon Islands. Taking on fresh water piped down from the hills. Painted dark green.
||Mobile Riverine Force
USS LST-677 / USS LST(M)-677(M) / USS Yolo (APB-43)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Bast, Charles, Homer, USNR||3 July 1944 - 6 November 1945 |
|01||LTjg. Kinley, Edward Charles, USN||6 November 1945 - 9 August 1946 |
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The USS LST Ship Memorial
State LST Chapters
United States LST Association
Last Updated 2 June 2017
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|