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USS LST-1047 (1944 - 1946)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Alpha - Tango
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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 9 December 1944, at Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Launched, 17 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LST-1047, 28 March 1945, LT. Charles G. Wood USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LST-1047 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LST Flotilla Thirty-Three, CAPT. C. A. Legg USN (24);
    LST Group Ninety-Nine, CDR. W. W. Johnson USN;
    LST Division One Hundred Ninety-Seven
  • Following World War II USS LST-1047 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 21 September to 12 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, 6 May 1946
  • Transferred to US Army custody, 25 June 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 29 September 1947
  • Commissioned USAV FS-751
  • Converted, date unknown, to a floating hotel at Bordighera, Italy
  • Final Disposition, scrapped at Ancona, Italy in 1969
    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-1047 646k USS LST-1047 at Okinawa in 1947. Donn Cuson
    LST-1047 788k
    83k USS LST-1047 beached, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
    LST-1047 64k Ex-USS LST-1047 being scrapped at Ancona, Italy in 1969. From the collection of Paolo Marsan, Bray Dunes, France.
    Photo by Guido Alfano (Authorized for publication at Navsource)

    USS LST-1047
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Wood, Charles G. USNR28 March 1945 - 4 December 1945
    02LTjg. Parker, Wilburn C., USNR4 December 1945 - 6 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
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