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USS LST-202 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal

LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 15 July 1942 at the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., Seneca, IL;
  • Launched, 16 March 1943;
  • Commissioned USS LST 202, 9 April 1943, LT Benjamin Ayesa, USCGR, in command
  • During World War II LST-202 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater LST Flotilla 7, Group 21, Division 42 and participated in the:
  • Following World War II LST-202 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early November 1945.
  • Decommissioned, 11 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 August 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., Seattle, WA, 16 April 1948 for scrapping;
  • LST-202 earned five battle stars for World War II service

    Displacement 1,780 t.(lt), 3,880 t.(fl)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft unloaded, bow 2' 4" stern 7' 6", loaded bow 8' 2" stern 14' 1"
    Speed 12kts.
    Complement 8 to 10 officers, 100 to 115 enlisted
    Troop Capacity approx. 140 officers and enlisted
    Boats 2 LCVP
    Armament five 40mm gun mounts, six 20mm gun mounts, two .50-cal machine guns, four .30-cal machine guns
    Propulsion two General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders
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    LST-202 60k LST-202 and LST-204 (background) beached at New Britain, while off loading tanks and other equipment, circa December 1943 to March 1944.
    US Coast Guard photo # 3058, from the collections of the US Coast Guard Historian's Office.
    Mike Green
    LST-202 80k LST-202 under attack, date and place unknown.US Coast Guard photo from the US Coast Guard Historian's Office. Mike Green
    LST-18/202.245 61k LST-18, LST-245, and LST-202 landing troops and material on the beach at Leyte, P.I., D-Day 20 October 1944.
    US Navy photo
    Scott at LBS Products
    LST-18/202 79k From left to right LST-67, LST-66, LST-18, LST-245, and LST-202 landing troops and material on the beach at Leyte, P.I., D-Day 20 October 1944.
    from the US Coast Guard Magazine "The Coast Guard and the Pacific War".
    Don Leal USS LST 67 & USS LST 19
    LST-202 96k LST-202 crew photo, date and place unknown.
    US Coast Guard photo
    US Coast Guard web site

    View the LST-202
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    The CG History Center
    U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office LST-202
    LST Home Port
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association
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