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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)

USS LST-574 purchased by the Republic of China and named ROCS Chung Yung (LST-210)
LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 16 April 1944, (99th vessel constructed) at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; Evansville, IN.
  • Launched, 5 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-574, 26 June 1944, Ltjg. Joseph F. Canny USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LST-574 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: LST Flotilla Fifteen (flagship) and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 5 to 18 November 1944
    Consolidation and Capture of Southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, 10 to 11 March 19455 to 18 November 1944
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1946

  • Following World War II USS LST-574 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 September 1945 to 25 May 19462 September 1945 to 25 May 1946

  • Decommissioned, 17 June 1946, in the Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
  • Sold, 5 November 1947, to Bosey, Philippines and resold to the Republic of China in March 1949, commissioned ROCS Chung Yung (LST-210)
  • Final Disposition, disposed of in 1959
  • USS LST-574 earned three battle stars for World War If service
    1,625 t.(lt)
    4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    2,366 t.
    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 6 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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    USS LST-574
    LST-574 65k USS LST-574 at anchor, date and location unknown. Stanley H. Wallace
    LST-711 76k USS LST-711, USS LST-1025, USS LST-574 and an unidentified LST beached at Morotai, Halmahera Islands, Netherlands East Indies, 29 May 1945, waiting to load Royal Australian Air Force vehicles for the invasion of Lubuan, British North Borneo.
    Australian War Memorial photo # OG2807.
    Australian War Memorial
    LST-574 60k USS LST-574 beached at Blue Beach, Morotai, 19 June 1945, while a loaded 3-ton truck of the Australian Army's 2/35 General Transport Co. is being backed up the ships ramp. in preparation for "Operation Oboe 2.
    Australian War Memorial photo # 109841.
    Australian War Memorial
    ROCS Chung Yung (LST-210)
    LST-574 61k Ex-USS LST-574 in Republic of China naval service as ROCS Chung Yung (LST-210) beached, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    USS LST-574
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Canny, Joseph Francis, USNR26 June 1944 - 10 April 1945
    02LT. Krueger Jr., William Frederick, USNR10 April 1945 - 17 April 1945
    03LT. Shepard, J. D., USN (temporary)17 April 1945 - 25 April 1945
    04LT. Austen, Albert Angus, USNR (temporary)25 April 1945 - 7 May 1945
    05LT. Krueger Jr., William Frederick, USNR7 May 1945 - 17 June 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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