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USS LST-910


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Papa - Kilo
NVPK
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 23 February 1944, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA.
  • Launched, 8 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-910, 24 May 1944, LT. Harold V. Ruble USN, in command
  • During World War II USS LST-910 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater;
    LST Flotilla Eight, CAPT. E. Watts, USN;
    LST Group Twenty-Two, CDR. E.H.Pope, USN;
    LST Division Forty-Four and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Battle of Surigao Strait, 24 to 26 October 1944
    Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
    Palawan Islands landings, 28 February to 1 March and 6 to 7 March 1945
    Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April and 10 to 16 May 1945
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 4 to 17 January 1945
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 28 June to 7 July 1945
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Zambales-Subic Bay, 29 to 30 January 1945
     

  • Following World War II USS LST-901 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    15 September to 4 October 1945 
    8 January to 11 April 19468 January to 11 April 1946

  • Decommissioned, 27 June 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 25 November 1948, to Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, PA.
  • USS LST-910 earned five battle stars for World War II service
    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-910 87k USS LST-910 and USS LST-23 beached in the Philippines, circa 1944. Photo by Millard Hathaway USS LST-910
    LST-910 82k USS LST-910 underway in the vicinity of the Philippine Islands, circa 1944. Photo by Millard Hathaway USS LST-910
    LST-910 59k USS LST-910 beached at Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea in 1944 with many of the crew on the beach enjoying a cool one. Photo by Millard Hathaway USS LST-910
    LST-910 70k USS LST-910 and USS LST-1013 moored in the Whangpoo River at Shanghai, China in early 1946. Millard Hathaway USS LST-910

    USS LST-910
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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