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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

USS LST-924 was sold to Thailand and named HTMS Angthong (LST-1)
542-Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 8 May 1944, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc, Hingham, MA.
  • Launched, 17 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-924, 10 July 1944, LT. Leeland Tinsley USN in command
  • During World War II USS LST-924 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte Operation;
    Leyte landings, 5 to 18 November 1944
    Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines;
    Visayan Island, 18 March and 29 March to 1 April 1945
    Luzon operation;
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945
    Borneo Operation;
    Tarakan Island operation, 27 April to 5 May 1945

  • Following World War II USS LST-924 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    28 September to 10 October 1945 
    29 October to 9 November 1945 
    30 December 1945 to 18 May 194630 December 1945 to 18 May 1946

  • Decommissioned, 13 June 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
  • USS LST-924 earned four battle stars for World War II service
  • Acquired by Thailand, 5 May 1947, named HTMS Angthong (LST-1)
  • Discarded by the Royal Thai Navy by 1978
  • Restored to service by the Royal Thai Navy, circa 1994-95, as HTMS Angthong (LST-1)
  • HTMS Angthong (LST-1) was renumbered LST-711 after 1998.
  • Current Disposition, active in the Royal Thai Navy as of 2006
    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
    7 officers, 104 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    16 officers, 147 enlisted
    Boats 4 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-924
    LST-924 78k USS LST-924 and USS LST-1025 beached at Tarakan Island, Borneo, 1 May 1945, while the heavy equipment of No. 61 Airfield Construction Wing RAAF is being unloaded.
    Australian War Memorial photo # OG2476
    Australian War Memorial
    LST-924 56k USS LST-924 moored pierside at Shanghai, China, circa 23 January 1946. LST Home Port web site
    HTMS Angthong (LST-1)
    LST-924 43k Ex-USS LST-924 in Royal Thai Naval service as HTMS Angthong (LST-1) underway, circa 1956, location unknown.
    Official Royal Thai Navy photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1956-57."
    Robert Hurst

    USS LST-924
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Tinsley, Leeland, USN10 July 1944 - January 1946
    02LTjg. Johnston, C. R., USNRJanuary 1946 - 13 June 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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