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USS LST(H)-1033
USS LST-1033 (1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Papa - Foxtrot
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Iwo Jima, 19 February 1945)- China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
- Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

USS LST-1033 was sold to the Republic of China (Taiwan) and named ROCS Chung Sheng (LST-211)
LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 9 June 1944, at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
  • Launched, 9 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-1033, 12 August 1944, LT. James W. Robinson USNR in command
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Tank (Hospital) LST(H)-1033, 15 September 1944
  • During World War II USS LST(H)-1033 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LST Flotilla Twenty-One, CAPT. W. H. Brereton USN (24);
    LST Group Sixty-One, CAPT. R.M. MacKinnon USN (25);
    LST Division One Hundred Twenty-One and participated in the following campaigns

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 28 February 1945 (Green Beach)
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LST(H)-1033 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    29 October 1945 to 15 July 194629 October 1945 to 15 July 1946

  • Decommissioned, 1 August 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 August 1946
  • USS LST(H)-1033 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Sold, 5 December 1947, to Bosey, Philippines
  • Resold to the Republic of China, December 1947, named ROCS Chung Sheng (LST-211), later renumbered (LST-222)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    LST-1033 140k USS LST-1033 under way, 13 August 1944 off Boston Navy Yard.
    US Navy photo from Commandant 1st Naval District.
    Mike Green
    LST-1033 52k USS LST(H)-1033 beached at Subic Bay, P.I., 18 July 1945. Luther Mountjoy EM/3c USS LST(H)-1033

    USS LST-1033
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Robinson, James W., USNR12 August 1944 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Irons Jr., William T., USNRDecember 1945 0 March 1946
    03LTjg. Curtis, Arthur Byron, USNMarch 1946 - 1 August 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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