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USS LST-1051

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Bravo - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 21 January 1945, at Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Launched, 3 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS LST-1051, 7 April 1945, at Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA., LT. Philip (n) Drucker (D) USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LST-1051 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LST Flotilla Thirty-Four, CAPT. C. A. H. H. Tiemroth;
    LST Group One Hundred;
    LST Division One Hundred Ninety-Nine
  • Following World War II USS LST-1051 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    2 September to 15 December 1945
    22 October 1945 to 5 January 1946

  • Decommissioned, 7 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 June 1948, to Walter W. Johnson Co.
    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-1051 111k USS LST-1051 launching at Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA., circa 3 March 1945. LTjg. William D. Stieg USNR-RT (last CO of USS LST-1051)
    LST-1051 197k USS LST-1051 commissioning crew, at Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA., circa 7 April 1945. LTjg. William D. Stieg USNR-RT (last CO of USS LST-1051)
    LST-1051 133k USS LST-1051 crew orders to report to Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA., issued 13 March 1945 by Commander Amphibious Training Base Bradford NOB, Norfolk, VA.. LTjg. William D. Stieg USNR-RT (last CO of USS LST-1051)
    LST-1051 712k USS LST-1051 ports of call and miles traveled, 7 April 1945 to 4 February 1946. LTjg. William D. Stieg USNR-RT (last CO of USS LST-1051)

    USS LST-1051
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Drucker, Philip, USNR7 April 1945 - 21 November 1945
    02LT. Jensen, Wayne G., USNR21 November 1945 - 28 February 1946
    03LTjg. Stieg, William David, USNR28 February 1946 - 7 May 1946
    Courtesy William D. Stieg, 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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