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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 23 February 1944, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA.
  • Launched, 8 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-910, 24 May 1944, LT. Harold V. Ruble USN, in command
  • During World War II USS LST-910 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LST Flotilla Eight, CAPT. E. Watts, USN;
    LST Group Twenty-Two, CDR. E.H.Pope, USN;
    LST Division Forty-Four and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Battle of Surigao Strait, 24 to 26 October 1944
    Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
    Palawan Islands landings, 28 February to 1 March and 6 to 7 March 1945
    Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April and 10 to 16 May 1945
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 4 to 17 January 1945
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 28 June to 7 July 1945
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Zambales-Subic Bay, 29 to 30 January 1945

  • Following World War II USS LST-910 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    15 September to 4 October 1945 
    8 January to 11 April 19468 January to 11 April 1946

  • Decommissioned, 27 June 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
  • USS LST-910 earned five battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 25 November 1948, to Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, PA.
    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-910 87k USS LST-910 and USS LST-23 beached in the Philippines, circa 1944. Photo by Millard Hathaway USS LST-910
    LST-910 82k USS LST-910 underway in the vicinity of the Philippine Islands, circa 1944. Photo by Millard Hathaway USS LST-910
    LST-910 59k USS LST-910 beached at Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea in 1944 with many of the crew on the beach enjoying a cool one. Photo by Millard Hathaway USS LST-910
    LST-910 222k USS LST-910 beached at Palawan, Philippine Islands, 28 February 1945. Photo taken from LSM-224 Steve Franklin
    LST-910 70k USS LST-910 and USS LST-1013 moored in the Whangpoo River at Shanghai, China in early 1946. Millard Hathaway USS LST-910

    USS LST-910
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Ruble, Harold Virginius, USN25 May 1944 - 25 September 1945
    02LTjg. Yuskis, Anthony Vincent, USNR25 September 1945 - 19 December 1945
    03LTjg. Kelley, William Edwin, USNR19 December 1945 - 22 February 1946
    04LTjg. Metz, Peter W., USNR22 February 1946 - 27 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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