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USS LST-1106

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Whiskey - Victor
NAWV
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)


LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 9 December 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Evansville, IN.;
  • Launched, 24 January 1945;
  • Commissioned USS LST-1106, 16 February 1945, LT. Jack Flinn, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LST-1106 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater;
    LST Flotilla Thirty-Three, CAPT. C. A. Legg USN (24);
    LST Group Ninety-Seven, CDR. H. B. McLean;
    LST Division One Hundred Ninety-Two and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 28 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LST-1106 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 9 to 26 September 1945
  • Decommissioned, 2 August 1946;
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 October 1946;
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 June 1948, to the Walter W. Johnson Co.
  • USS LST-1106 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,625 t.(lt), 4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    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)
    Speed 12 kts. (maximum)
    Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
    Complement
    7 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
    Propulsion two General Motors 12-567, 900hp diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders

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    LST-1106/668 49k USS LST-1106 and USS LST-668 along with another LST beached at Leyte, circa 1945 Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection

    USS LST-1106
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command hr>
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Flinn, Jack USNR16 February 1945 - ?
    01LT. Lieb, C. V. USNRMay 1945

    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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