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USS LST-1034

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Papa - Hotel
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation (1)

USS LST-1034 was sold to The Netherlands East Indies
LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 26 June 1944, at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
  • Launched, 4 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-1034, 26 August 1944, LTjg. Paul C. Greenwell, USNR, in command
  • During World War II, USS LST-1034 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Mindanao Island landings 17 to 23 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS LST-1034 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    10 September to 26 October 1945
    18 November 1945 to 1 September 1946
  • Decommissioned, 8 October 1946
  • Sold to the Netherlands East Indies, 28 October 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 29 October 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LST-1034 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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-1034 220k USS LST-1034 commissioning crew photo, 26 August 1944, at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA. Mike Reade in honor of his father John Francis Reade USS LST1034
    LST-1034 62k USS LST-1034, USS LST-722 along with other LSTs beached while offloading equipment, probably during the Mindanao campaign, circa April 1945 Mike Reade in honor of his father USS LST1034
    LST-1034 84k USS LST-1034 beached while a tank rolls out of the ship's tank deck during unloading operations, probably during the Mindanao campaign, circa April 1945 Mike Reade in honor of his father John Francis Reade USS LST1034
    LST-1034 222k John F. Reade and other USS LST-1034 crew members at Manila, 1945. Mike Reade in honor of his father John Francis Reade USS LST1034
    LST-1034 89k Ancient Order of the Deep certification that G. D. Rogers RT3/c crossed the equator and was dully initiated aboard USS LST-1034 on 10 March 1945. Tommy Trampp

    USS LST-1034
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Greenwell, Paul Calvin, USNR26 August 1944 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Spaunburg Jr., H. L., USNRDecember 1945 - June 1946
    03LTjg. Pickle Jr., Crawford Wilson, USNJune 1946 - September 1946
    04LCDR. Hanley, Robert Timothy, USNRSeptember 1946 - 8 October 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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