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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

542-Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 28 July 1944, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA.
  • Launched, 30 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-941, 22 September 1944, LT. Leland M. Edwards USN in command
  • During World War II USS LST-941 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
    Palawan Island landings, 1 to 3 March 1945
    Visayan Island landings, 26 to 28 March and 2 to 4 April 1945
    Borneo operation
    Labuan Island landing, Brunei Bay, 10 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LST-941 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 1 to 26 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, 1 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for commercial service, 28 March 1947, to Francis R Stolz, fate unknown
  • USS LST-941 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    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
    13 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
    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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    LSM-52 21k Borneo: Brunei Bay Area, Labuan ,-10 June 1945 - General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander, Allied Land Forces, South West Pacific Area and Lieutenant General Sir Leslie J. Morshead, General Officer Commanding I Corps arriving on Labuan Island, soon after the Australian Landing in the area during the OBOE 6 operation. The landing party is disembarking from USS LST-941 LCVP #2. In the background is USS LSM-52
    Photo from the Australian War Memorial Collection (copyright expired)
    Gary F. Crouse, in honor of his father, George F. Crouse MoMM/1c USS LSM-52
    LST 941 179k Wreckage of Japanese planes at Labuan, Borneo with USS LST-941 and another unidentified LST at anchor in the harbor in the background, circa 10 June 1945. Submitted by Adrain K
    'for educational purposes'
    Source-"Pictorial History of Australia at War 39-45",
    5 Volumes. 1959

    USS LST-941
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Edwards, Leland Max, USN22 September 1944 - December 1945
    02LT. Phillips, Paul W., USNRDecember 1945 - 1 May 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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