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USS LST-882


International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Zulu - Echo
NIZE
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)


542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 14 November 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Evansville, IN.
  • Launched, 23 December 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-882, 18 January 1945, LT. C. H. Newton USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LST-882 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater;
  • LST Flotilla Thirty -Two, CAPT. D.J. Sweeny;
  • LST Group Ninety-Four, CDR. E. Roughton USN;
  • LST Div One Hundred Eighty-Seven
  • Following World War II USS LST-882 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    10 to 29 September 1945
    15 November to 12 December 1945
    29 December 1945 to 19 January 1946
    22 February to 10 March 1946

  • Decommissioned, 5 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 August 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 4 November 1947, to Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, CA.
    Specifications: (as reported by Office of Naval Intelligence-1945)
    Displacement 1,625 t.(lt), 4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    Length 328' o.a.
    Beam 50'
    Draft
    (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)
    Speed 12 kts. (maximum)
    Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
    Complement
    7 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
    Propulsion two General Motors 12-567, 900hp diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders

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    LST-882 63k USS LST-882 underway date and location unknown. She is fitted with timber cradles to carry an LCT and is painted haze gray. The black smudge on the hull side below the deckhouse indicates the main engine exhaust vent.
    Photo and text from "Landing Ship Tank (LST) 1942-2002" by Gordon L. Rottman.
    Robert Hurst

    USS LST-882
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    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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