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November - Bravo - Lima - Delta
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 20 October 1944, at Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
Launched, 16 January 1945
Commissioned USS LST-1120, 9 February 1945, LT. Henderson A. Moore Jr., USNR in command
During World War II USS LST-1120 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LST Flotilla Thirty-Two, CAPT. D.J. Sweeny;
LST Group Ninety-Six, CDR. J.M. Dod USNR;
LST Division One Hundred Ninety-One and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 to 28 June 1945
Following World War II USS LST-1120 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:
Decommissioned, 14 January 1948
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 February 1948
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 20 June 1948, to Consolidated Builders, Inc., Seattle, WA.
USS LST-1120 earned one battle star for World War II service
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|29 September to 14 October 1945||
|19 October 1945 to 4 January 1946||
|6 December 1946 to 26 January 1947||6 December 1946 to 26 January 1947
4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
Length 328' o.a.
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
Boats 2 LCVP
Cargo Capacity (varied with mission - payloads between 1600 and 1900 tons)
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
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
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||LST-1120 launching at Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., Seneca, IL., 16 January 1945
||B.E. Hughes, LST-1120 Web Site
||LST-1120 underway with elements of the US Army 41st Division, enroute to the Japanese seaplane base at Hiro Wan, near Hiroshima, 25 September 1945.
||USS LST-1120 beached with USS LST-1130 and LST-864, date and location unknown.
||B.E. Hughes, LST-1120 Web Site
||USS LST-1120 passing under the Golden Gate Bridge as she enters San Francisco Bay, circa 1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 84716. Courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1976.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
||Aerial view of ships berthed at Mare Island, 8 February 1946.
Left (inboard to outboard):
Right (inboard to outboard):
USS General William Mitchell (AP-114),
USS General G. M. Randall (AP-115),
YD-33 and what appears to be
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Moore Jr., Henderson A., USNR||9 January 1945 - December 1945|
|02||LTjg. Bradley Jr., Frank, USNR||December 1945 - March 1946|
|03||LTjg. Talbot, William F., USNR||March 1946 May 1946|
|04||LT. Tingle, Jack Elzey, USN||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
USS LST 1120
Last Updated 20 January 2017
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