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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-875 was transferred to the Philippines and named BRP Misamis Oriental (LT-40)
542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 18 October 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Evansville, IN.
  • Launched, 29 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-875, 22 December 1944, ENS. Robert E. Euliss USN in command
  • During World War II USS LST-875 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LST Flotilla Thirty-One, CAPT. H. S. Covington USN (22);
    LST Group Ninety-One, CDR. Jesse Hogan Motes Jr. USN (31);
    LST Division One Hundred Eighty-Two and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 29 May to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LST-875 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 9 to 25 September 1945
  • Decommissioned, 22 April 1946, at Naval Station Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
  • USS LST-875 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Republic of the Philippines, 2 July 1948, named BRP Misamis Oriental (LT-40)
  • Final Disposition, 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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    USS LST-875
    LSt-875 184k USS LST-875 beached at Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, circa 1946.
    Photo submitted by Dave Baseler (editor and friend of Paul C. Hartman, EM2c, USS LST 875, author of a book about his experiences during WWII "The Life of An Ordinary Man Led by An Extraordinary God." )
    Zach Morris Associate Member and Editor, LST Scuttlebutt Magazine
    U.S. Landing Ship Tank Association
    BRP Misamis Oriental (LT-40)
    LSt-875 24k Ex-USS LST-875 under way circa 1953, location unknown while in Philippine service as BRP Misamis Oriental (LT-40). Note side number is still 875. Robert Hurst
    LSt-875 31k BRP Misamis Oriental (LT-40) under way circa 1956.
    Official Philippines Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    LSt-875 44k BRP Misamis Oriental (LT-40) at anchor, circa 1968, location unknown. Robert Hurst

    USS LST-875
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Euliss, Robert Eastman, USN22 December 1944 - 22 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
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