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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 Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

LST-511 Class Tank Landing Ship
  • Laid down, 1 June 1944, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.
  • Launched, 21 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-757, 15 August 1944, LT. James E. Clark, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LST-757 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operations
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 4 to 18 January 1945
    Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS LST-757 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    9 to 25 September 1945
    12 October to 8 November 1945
    10 to 23 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, 28 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
  • USS LST-757 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 10 May 1948, to Bethlehem Steel co., Bethlehem, PA.
    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'
    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
    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
    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-942 189k From right to left USS LST-942, USS LST-614, USS LST-757, USS LST-668 and two unidentified LSTs beached at Waterhole, Hollandia, date unknown. Carol Hawk for her father-in-law Judson L Hawk, Jr. RM3/c LCT 1332
    LST-614 109k From right to left USS LST-614, USS LST-757, USS LST-668 and two unidentified LSTs beached at Waterhole, Hollandia, date unknown. Bill Lambert USS LST-614
    LST-755 205k USS LST 755 (foreground) USS LST-757 (middle distance) and either USS LST-636 or USS LST-722 (far background) comprising TU 78.2.56 on a resupply mission to Mindanao 5-9 May 1945. Their task was to transport troops and equipment of X Corps to the Santa Cruz-Taloma Bay Area, Davao Bay to support the 24th Infantry Division in their Operations there. Brian Miller
    LST-757 85k USS LST-757 underway in San Francisco Bay, circa early 1946.
    US Navy photo # NH 79105 from the collection of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
    US Naval Historical Center

    USS LST-757
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Clark, James E., USNR15 August 1944 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Myers, Roy H., USNRDecember 1945 - 8 February 1946
    03LTjg. Wright Jr., Keith Dudley, USNR8 February 1946 - 28 May 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

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