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USS LST-1029


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Oscar - Xray
NVOX
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, 15 May 1944, at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
  • Launched, 18 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-1029, 13 July 1944, LT. Isaac H. Vincent, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LST-1029 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participating in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operations
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 April to 30 June 1945

  • Following service in the Southwest Pacific Area USS LST-1029 was assigned to:
    LST Flotilla Six, CAPT. E. L. Jungerfeld, USNR
    LST Group Seventeen, CAPT. E. Watts, USN;
    LST Division Thirty-Four
  • Following World War II USS LST-1029 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September to 27 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, 1 May 1946
  • Sold, 31 October 1946, to the Suwannee Fruit & Steamship Co., Jacksonville, FL.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 10 June 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LST-1029 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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    USS LST-1029
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Vincent, Isaac H., USNR13 July 1944 - December 1945
    02LCDR. Moss, John B., USNRDecember 1945 - February 1946
    03LTjg. Woods Jr., Walter L., USNRFebruary 1946 - 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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