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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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 23 October 1944, at Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co., Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched, 1 December 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-867, 18 December 1944, ENS. Vincenzo Lopresti USN, in command.
  • During World War II USS LST-867 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LST Flotilla Thirty-One, CAPT. H. S. Covington USN (22);
    LST Group Ninety-Two, CDR. J. G. Winn USN;
    LST Division One Hundred Eighty-Three
  • Following World War II USS LST-867 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    7 September to 8 December 1945
    11 to 24 January 1946
    23 February to 3 March 1946

  • Decommissioned, 2 July 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 25 September 1947, to Consolidated Builders, Inc., Seattle, WA.
    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-867 761k Group photo of about 60 of the crew of USS LST-867 on the main deck. while loading Army troops and their equipment at Okinawa, circa 11 September 1945. (Donald German is on the right leaning on the truck.) Donn German in memory of his father Donald L. German RM2/c USS LST-867
    LST-867 1060k
    LST-867 2123k USS LST-867 preparing to drop anchor, circa 29 July-15 September 1945. Pontoons were loaded at Guam, 29 July and off-loaded at Okinawa, 15 September 1945. Donn German in memory of his father Donald L. German RM2/c USS LST-867
    LST-867 909k USS LST-867 under way, circa 29 July-15 September 1945, at either Okinawa or Yokohama. Donn German in memory of his father Donald L. German RM2/c USS LST-867
    LST-867 2753k USS LST-867 bridge area while underway, circa 29 July-15 September 1945. Donn German in memory of his father Donald L. German RM2/c USS LST-867
    LST-867 3010k USS LST-867 with LCT-1225 loaded on her main deck passes under the Golden Gate Bridge while entering San Francisco Bay, either in February 1945 or March 1946. Donn German in memory of his father Donald L. German RM2/c USS LST-867

    USS LST-867
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Lopresti, Vincenzo, USN18 December 1944 - 17 January 1946
    02LTjg. Wilkinson, Jack R., USNR17 January 1946 - 26 May 1946
    03LT. Fenimore, John G., USNR26 May 1946 - 2 July 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
    LST-867 Service Record by Donald L. German
    The USS LST Ship Memorial
    LST Home Port
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association
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