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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:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
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
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 10 May 1948, to Bethlehem Steel co., Bethlehem, PA.
USS LST-757 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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||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
||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
||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
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Clark, James E., USNR||15 August 1944 - December 1945|
|02||LTjg. Myers, Roy H., USNR||December 1945 - 8 February 1946|
|03||LTjg. Wright Jr., Keith Dudley, USNR||8 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
Last Updated 10 April 2015
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