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 - November - November
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:

    Asiatic-Pacific 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
    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

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    LST-829 188k 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
    LST-829 57k 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.
    Mike Green
    LST-829 168k 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

    USS LST-829
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Friedenberg, Harry A., USCGR23 October 1944 - 7 March 1945
    02LT. Judge, John H., USCGR7 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
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Amphibious Ship Type Index Back To The Tank Landing Ship (LST) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 26 January 2018