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USS LST-1010

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Oscar - Oscar
NKOO
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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



USS LST-1010 was transferred to South Korea and named ROKS Un Bong (LST-807)
542-Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 22 February 1944, at Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, MA.
  • Launched, 29 March 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST 1010, 25 April 1944, LT. R. B. Cook USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LST-1010 was first assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Invasion of southern France, 15 to 16 August 1944 Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 30 May to 22 June 1945

  • While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater USS LST-1010 came under the command of LT. Millard L. Fisk USNR and was assigned to:
    LST Flotilla Thirty-Seven, CAPT. Riley
    LST Group One Hundred Nine, CDR. E. W. Wilson USNR;
    LST Division Two Hundred-Eighteen
    "USS LST-1010 departed Okinawa for the Philippines arriving at Leyte, 27 June 1945. While in the Philippines she serviced several other islands, including Mindoro and Luzon. The ship then departed for Okinawa arriving 4 August 1945 and returning to the Philippines, 17 August. While at Batangas Bay, Luzon the ship was informed that the war had ended. LST-1010 sailed for Japan, 6 September 1945, for occupation duty returning to the Philippines in November and then back to Japan. A short occupation occurred in Korea in May 1946 and then back to Japan through June 16, 1946."
    Contributed by Art Aregoni USS LST-492 and USS LST-1010 and Robert Jolly USS LST 268 and USS LST 1010.
  • Following World War II USS LST-1010 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 9 September 1945 to 19 January 1946
  • Decommissioned and transferred to the US Army, 4 April 1947
  • Returned to Navy custody, 1 March 1950
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Transferred to South Korea, 22 March 1955, named ROKS Un Bong (LST-807)
  • Side number changed to LST-671, 1 June 1978
  • Struck from the US Naval Register, 15 November 1974
  • Decommissioned by the Republic of Korea Navy in 2005
  • Current Disposition, on display at Gimpo Marine Park, Seoul, South Korea
  • USS LST-1010 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement
    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'
    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)
    limiting 11' 2"
    maximum navigation 14' 1"
    Speed 11.6 kts. (trial)
    Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
    Complement
    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
    Propulsion
    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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    LST-1010 93k USS LST-1010 beached on a ramp at Civitivecchia, Italy while loading RAF equipment in July 1944, bound for Corsica. Gordon Rae for his father Roy Rae RAF 111th Squadron, 324 Wing)
    LCT 581 54k LCT-581 being loaded onto the deck of USS LST-1010 at Portsmouth, VA. in March 1945. Art Aregoni USS LST-492 and USS LST-1010
    LST 1010 41k USS LST-1010 at Okinawa in May 1945 while carrying LCT 581. Art Aregoni USS LST-492 and USS LST-1010
    LCT 581 41k LCT-581 being slid off the deck of USS LST-1010 at Okinawa in June 1945. Art Aregoni USS LST-492 and USS LST-1010
    LST-1010 29k USS LST-1010 deck force chipping and painting the main deck under canvas under a blistering sun, somewhere in the Pacific, 1945. Art Aregoni USS LST-492 and USS LST-1010
    LST 1010 74k USS LST-1010 alongside a repair ship to repair damage caused by collision with USS LSM-24 in Tokyo Bay, 18 September 1945. Art Aregoni is standing in the hole which was part of the damage caused by LSM-24 ramming LST-1010. Art Aregoni USS LST-492 and USS LST-1010
    LST 1010 41k USS LST-1010 in the Philippines, location unknown, circa November 1945. Art Aregoni USS LST-492 and USS LST-1010
    LST 1010 9k USS LST-1010 beached at Guadalcanal, circa May 1946 or later. LST Home Port web site
    ROKS Un Bong (LST-807 / LST-671)
    LST 1010 60k Ex-USS LST-1010 at anchor, in South Korean service as ROKS Un Bong (LST-807). Note side number had not yet been changed to 671. This photo was probably taken just after she was turned over to the Korean government, most likely at San Diego, CA. Art Aregoni USS LST-492 and USS LST-1010
    LST 1010 89k ROKS Un Bong (LST-807) beached near Nahari, east coast of South Korea in March 1976. Jae-yeol Lee
    LST 1010 89k ROKS Un Bong (LST-671)'s final resting place Gimpo Marine Park, Gimpo, South Korea.
    Photo by Don Abata
    Art Aregoni USS LST 1010


    For more photos and information about USS LST-1010, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
  • Division Photos and Crew Roster as of 1 December 1945, Courtesy Art Aregoni USS LST-1010
  • Final Resting Place for U.S. Navy Amphibious Ship LST 1010
  • The USS LST Ship Memorial
  • LST Homeport
  • State LST Chapters
  • United States LST Association

  • Commanding Officers
    01LT. Cook, R. B., USNR25 April 1944 - November 1944
    02LT. Plumer, Leonidas, N., USNRNovember 1944 - February 1945
    03LT. Fisk, Millard L., USNRFebruary 1945 - January 1946
    04LTjg. Brown Jr., Samuel D., USNRJanuary 1946 - March 1946
    05LTjg. Taylor, H. C., USNRMarch 1946 - July 1946
    06LT. West, Reid Russell, USNJuly 1946 - 4 April 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Ships Contact
    Name: Arthur B. Aregoni
    Email Address: dotart@fast-air.net
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