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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) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 25 March 1944, at Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, MA.
Launched, 25 April 1944
Commissioned USS LST-1016, 10 May 1944, LT. John W. Chapman, USNR, in command
During World War II USS LST-1016 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LST Flotilla Eight, CAPT. E. Watts, USN;
LST Group Twenty-Three, CDR. T.C. Linthicum, USN;
LST Division Forty-Five and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landing, 17 to 23 April 1945
Balikpapan operation, 24 June to 9 July 1945
Following World War II USS LST-1016 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|1 to 26 October 1945
|14 November to 15 December 1945
|27 December to 24 February 1946
Decommissioned, 26 June 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 December 1947, to the Learner Co., Oakland, CA.
USS LST-1016 earned two battle stars for World War II service
4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
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-1016 and USS LST-740 beached at Balikpapan, Borneo, 14 July 1945.
||Clark E. Parks SM1/c USS LST-740
||USS LST-1016 at Balikpapan, Borneo, date unknown.
Photo courtesy collection of Alan Meade RAN 1843-46.
|Kin Dunstan, RAN (Ret.)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Chapman, John W. USNR||10 May 1944 - December 1945|
|02||LTjg. Kane, Benjamin G. USNR||December 1945 - 30 January 1945|
|03||LTjg. Ratti, Robert S. USNR||30 January 1945 - 26 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
MARAD Vessel History Data Base
Last Updated 15 June 2018
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