Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.
NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Alpha - Whiskey
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, 25 July 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Evansville, IN.
Launched, 7 September 1944
Commissioned USS LST-806, 28 September 1944. LT. John E. Montgomery, USNR. in command
During World War II USS LST-806 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in following Campaigns:
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines;
Palawan Island landings, 28 February to 1 March and 6 to 7 March 1945
|Minesweeping Operations Pacific, 15 November 1945 to 5 February 1946
Decommissioned, 20 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 20 November 1947 to Bosey, Philippines
USS LST-806 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
|Click On Image
For Full Size Image
||USS LST-806 beached at Palawan Island, Philippines, date unknown. In the foreground is a wrecked Japanese Aichi E13A Jake Float Plane.
||USS LST-806 beached while loading vehicles, date and location unknown.
||LST Home Port web site
||USS LST-806 at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Hyperwar, US Navy in World War II
||USS LST-936, an unidentified LST and USS LST-806 beached at Labaun Island Borneo while offloading Royal Australian Air Force trucks, 11 June 1945.
Australian War Memorial photo # OG2917
|Australian War Memorial
||USS LST-936, an unidentified LST and USS LST-806 beached at Labaun Island Borneo as trucks of the Royal Australian Air Force come ashore, 11 June 1945.
Australian War Memorial photo # OG2918
|Australian War Memorial
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Montgomery, John Earl, USNR||28 September 1944 - 20 September 1945|
|02||LTjg. Burns, Albert Henry, USNR||20 September 1945 - 5 February 1946|
|03||LTjg. Duffy, George Joseph, USNR||5 February 1946 - 20 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
State LST Chapters
United States LST Association
Last Updated 8 May 2015
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|