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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-830 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 15 August 1944, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.
  • Launched, 30 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-830, 28 October 1944, LT. Gordon Rowe, USCGR, in command
  • During World War II USS LST-830 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-Four and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 to 29 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS LST-830 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    15 to 20 September 1945
    22 October 1945 to 15 November 1945

  • Decommissioned, 29 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
  • USS LST-830 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for commercial operations, 8 July 1947, to Compania, Naviera, Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 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

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    LST 830 32k USS LST-830 beached at Green Island, Solomon Islands, date unknown.
    WWII Actual Letters Written During WWII
    Tommy Trampp
    LST 830 63k USS LST-830 at Sasebo, Kyushu, Japan. 22-24 September 1945. Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-467 collection, photo number 088
    LST 830 64k USS LST-830, at sea, enroute to Sasebo, Kyushu, Japan. Note: USS LST-726, USS LST-800, USS LST-811, USS LST-830, USS LST-888 USS LST-918, USS LST-950, and USS LST-1048 convoyed from Saipan to Sasebo with LSM's USS LSM-76, USS LSM-80, USS LSM-111, USS LSM-112, USS LSM-283, USS LSM-343, USS LSM-386 USS LSM-387 USS LSM-440, USS LSM-476, and USS LSM-474 14-21 September 1945. These LSM's, along with USS LSM-321 and USS LSM-322 grouped at Hilo, HI. on 27 August. USS LSM's 321 and USS 322 left the group, USS LSM-478 and USS LSM-499 joined the group at Saipan. Escorts were USS Joyce (DE-317), USS PC-1231, USS PC-1260, and USS LCI(FF)-628. This photo was taken over the bow of USS LSM-467 looking out toward the LST's of the group. Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-467, collection, photo number 054

    USS LST-830
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Rowe, Gordon USCGR28 October 1944 - 13 August 1945
    02LTjg. Wiebert, Joseph V. USCGR13 August 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
    US Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS LST-830
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