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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 (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia Clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal

LST-511 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 5 May 1944, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.
  • Launched, 26 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-680, 21 July 1944
  • During World War II LST-680 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Following World War II LST-680 performed occupation duty in the Far East until April 1946
  • Decommissioned, 5 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 August 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 14 May 1948, to Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, PA.
  • LST-680 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    Displacement 1,780 t.(lt), 3,640 t.(fl)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft unloaded, bow 2' 4" stern 7' 6", loaded bow 8' 2" stern 14' 1"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 8-10 officers, 100-115 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations, approx. 140 officers and enlisted
    Boats 2 LCVP
    Armament eight 40mm AA gun mounts, twelve 20mm A gun mounts, two .50-cal machine guns
    Propulsion two General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders
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    LST-680 142k LST-680 beached at La Paz, Subic Bay on the Bataan Peninsula, Luzon, P.I., D-Day, 4 February 1945. The landing was unopposed. Hal Young USS LST-666

    View the LST-680
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS) web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    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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