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USS LST-1024

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Uniform - Xray
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, 26 April 1944, at Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, MA.
  • Launched, 22 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-1024, 28 May 1944, LT. Christopher Lowndes USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LST-1024 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    For Okinawa only
    LST Flotilla Fourteen, CAPT. E. Seay (24) USN;
    LST Group Forty-One, CDR. E. C. Parsons USNR;
    LST Division Eighty-Two and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operations
    Leyte landings, 20 October 1944
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 7 May 1945

  • Following World War II USS LST-1024 was assigned Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    20 September to 3 October 1945
    15 to 28 October 1945
    10 November to 26 December1945

  • Decommissioned, 27 June 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold, 12 March 1948, to Alexander Shipyards, Inc., for commercial operations
  • USS LST-1024 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.
    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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    LST-1024 234k USS LST-1024 beached at Leyte, 22 October 1944. Other naval units present include an unidentified LCT beached to port of USS LST-1024 and USS LSM-135 beached to port and astern of USS LST-1024. Note the beachmaster signalman on the beach directing the approach of a ship of landing craft onto the beach. Donn Cuson
    LST-1024 60k USS LST-1024 in convoy with eleven other LSTs, date and location unknown. Photo taken by Lt. Spencer Fine USS LST-660. Submitted by Matt Schneider in honor of his grandfather Richard Humpert USS LST-660.
    LST-550, 1090,1024,1138 70k From left to right USS LST-550, USS LST-1090, USS LST-1024 and LST-1138 beached in the Philippines during the re-occupation period following the liberation of the Philippines. Mike Blades

    USS LST-1024
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Lowndes, Christopher, USNR28 May 1944 - December 1944
    02LT. Redding, Vaughn Noble, USNRDecember 1944 - 12 January 1946
    03LTjg. Klein Jr., Nicola Don, USNR12 January 1946 - 20 February 1946
    04LTjg. Stephenson, Jack Porter, USNR20 February 1946 - 26 April 1946
    05LTjg. Holloway Jr., Jerome K., USNR26 April 1946 - 27 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
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