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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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS LST-829 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 10 August 1944, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.
Launched, 26 September 1944
Commissioned USS LST-829, 23 October 1944, LT. Harry A. Friedenberg, USCGR, in command
During World War II USS LST-829 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LST Flotilla Twenty-Nine, CAPT. H. E. Richter USCG (24);
LST Group Eighty-Seven; CDR. E. Anderson USCG
LST Division One Hundred Seventy-Three and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 29 April 1945
Following World War II USS LST-829 was assigned to Occupation Service from 20 September to 5 November 1945
Decommissioned, 29 April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LST-829 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 19 March 1948, fate unknown
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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||USS LST-829 off Okinawa in April 1945, during the Okinawa operations.
US National Archives Photo # 80-G-K-3823 from the collections of the US National Archives.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
||USS LST-829 at anchor at Nagasaki, Japan, October, 1945.
US Coast Guard photo, from the collections of the US Coast Guard Historian's Office.
||USS LST-829 off San Francisco, CA., circa late 1945, with
LCT-625 on board. Note "Homeward Bound Pennant."
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 79565. Courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1974.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Friedenberg, Harry A., USCGR||23 October 1944 - 7 March 1945|
|02||LT. Judge, John H., USCGR||7 March 1945 - 29 April 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
Action Report - Landing of Occupation Forces, Nagasaki Japan, September 1945
US Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS LST-829
Last Updated 26 January 2018
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