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USS LST-1075

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - India - Xray

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)

USS LST-1075 was transferred to the Republic of China
LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 5 March 1945, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA.
  • Launched, 3 April 1945
  • Commissioned USS LST-1075, 25 April 1945, LT. Arthur W. Seale USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LST-1075 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LST Flotilla Thirty-Four, CAPT. C. A. H. H. Tiemroth;
    LST Group One Hundred;
    LST Division Two Hundred
  • Following World War II USS LST-1075 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 September to 18 December 19452 September to 18 December 1945

  • USS LST-1075 was assigned to the Chinese Naval Training Command (CNTC) at Tsingtao, China for training duty with the Republic of China Navy
  • Decommissioned and transferred to the Republic of China, 8 December 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1948
  • 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-1075 71k USS LST-1075 at anchor off Okinawa, circa late-1945. The LCT still on her main deck was transported from the US and was scheduled to be used during the Invasion of Japan. However, when the war ended USS LST-1075 was ordered to take the LCT to Jinsen, Korea and off-loaded her there. Bill Bransfield RM1/c USS LST-1075, USS Bassett
    LSM-285 43k USS LST-1075 moored with LSMs and LCTs including USS LCI(L)-614, USS LCI(M)-631, USS LCI(G)-233 and USS LSM-285, date and location unknown. Joel Price for his father ENS. Phil Price USNR, XO LSM-285

    USS LST-1075
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Seale, Arthur W., USNR25 April 1945 - 26 July 1945
    01LT. Wood, Hayden R., USNR26 July 1945 - October 1945
    01LT. Quinter, Ralph E., USNROctober 1945 - December 1945
    01LT. Veazie, Boardman, USNRDecember 1945 - 14 February 1946
    01LTjg. Lozansky, Seymour Nathan, USNR14 February 1946 - 2 May 1946
    01LT. Teasley, Raymond Alfred, USN2 May 1946 - 8 December 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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