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International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Whiskey - Bravo
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:
|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
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-875
||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."
Associate Member and Editor, LST Scuttlebutt Magazine
U.S. Landing Ship Tank Association
| BRP Misamis Oriental (LT-40)
||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.
||BRP Misamis Oriental (LT-40) under way circa 1956.
Official Philippines Navy photo.
||BRP Misamis Oriental (LT-40) at anchor, circa 1968, location unknown.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||ENS. Euliss, Robert Eastman, USN||22 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
Last Updated 17 May 2017
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