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USS LST-1065


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - India - Delta
NAID
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - 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, 12 January 1945, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA.
  • Launched, 17 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LST-1065, 16 March 1945, LT. Leland P. Kramer USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LST-1065 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LST Flotilla Thirty-Three, CAPT. C. A. Legg USN (24);
    LST Group Ninety-Eight, LCDR. R. H. Menges USNR;
    LST Division One Hundred Ninety-Six
  • Following World War II USS LST-1085 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods;

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    1 to 25 October 1945 
    10 November 1945 to 6 January 194610 November 1945 to 6 January 1946
  • Decommissioned, 23 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 23 June 1947
  • Final Disposition, sold, 17 January 1948, to Compania Naviera y Commercial Perez Compano S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina, for operation, fate unknown
    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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    By
    LST-1065 165k USS LST-1065 at anchor in Hampton Roads, near Newport News, VA., June 1946 Charles Harden for his father LTJG Charles Harden XO LST-1065
    LST-1065 251k

    USS LST-1065
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Kramer, Leland P., USNR16 March 1945 - December 1945
    01LTjg. Jensen, Norman A., USNRDecember 1945 - January 1946
    01LTjg. Lichack, Elwood, USNJanuary 1946 - March 1946
    01LTjg. Horner, George, USNRMarch 1946 - 23 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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