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International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Zulu - Echo
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.
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-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.
||USS LST-882 alongside USS LST-1022 beached at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, date unknown.
||Chris Korstange in honor of his Grandfather Morris "Jerry" Korstange 1927-2013 USS LST-1022
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
Last Updated 5 November 2014
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