Addison County LST -31 - Povijest

Addison County LST -31 - Povijest

Addison County

Županija u zapadnom središnjem Vermontu.

(LST-31: dp. 3,960; 1. 328 '; b. 50'; dr. 14'1 "; s. 11,6 k; kpl. 119; a. 6 40 mm., 12 20 mm., 2, 30- kal. mg; el. LST-1)

LST-31 položen je 2. veljače 1943. u Pittsburghu u Palači, od strane Dravo Corp., lansiran 5. lipnja 1943. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Mauriee Endres, prihvaćena od mornarice, a dana 0 srpnja 1943. godine u smanjenoj proviziji. otplovila u New Orleans gdje joj je 21. srpnja 1943. dodijeljena potpuna provizija, zapovjednik poručnik John D. Schneidau, Jr., USNR.

Novi tenkovski brod za slijetanje krenuo je 29. srpnja za Panama City, Florida, gdje je nastavila niz vježbi plaženja. LST-31 se 7. kolovoza vratio u New Orleans kako bi preuzeo teret za transport do Pacifika. Nakon kratke luke u zaljevu Guantanamo na Kubi, plovilo je 24. kolovoza prešlo Panamski kanal i pridružilo se Pacifičkoj floti. Zatim je nastavila put u San Diego, Kalifornija, gdje je stigla 13. rujna.

Nakon što je sudjelovao u vježbama za plažu u području San Diega, brod se zaustavio u Port Huenemeu i u San Franciseu u Kaliforniji kako bi preuzeo teret. Napustila je zapadnu obalu 15. listopada na putu za Havaje, 25. je stigla do Pearl Harbora i započela istovar. Kad je ovaj zadatak dovršen, LST ~ 31 je 5. studenog ponovno izvagao sidro i oblikovao kurs za Gilbertovo otočje. Kao pripadnik 5. amfibijske snage, brod je trebao sudjelovati u napadu na otok Makin.

LST ~ 31 stigao je iz Makina 20. i počeo iskrcavati trupe i teret na obalu. Ostala je izvan tog atola do 3. prosinca, kada se krenula vratiti u Pearl Harbor. l Ubrzo nakon njezinog dolaska, plovilo je ušlo u mornaričko dvorište Pearl Harbor radi popravaka i preinaka. Tijekom remonta njezinih motora ugrađeni su dodatni topovi od 40 milimetara i 20 milimetara. Dvorišno razdoblje završilo je početkom siječnja 1944., a obnovljeno plovilo tada je sudjelovalo u vježbama obuke u blizini Mauija u pripremama za snažnu invaziju na Maršalove otoke.

Brod za iskrcavanje tenkova napustio je Pearl Harbor 19. siječnja i postavio kurs za Kwajalein. Usidrila se na tom atolu 1. veljače i počela iskrcavati svoj teret za podršku operacijama u Marshallima. Dana 12. veljače, brod je počeo ukrcavati trupe za invaziju na Eniwetok, a pet dana kasnije krenuo je s grupom LST 8. Plavila se u Eniwetoku 20. i počela iskrcavati svoje vojnike i iskrcavati teret na obalu. LST ~ 31 ostala je tamo do 20. ožujka, kada je krenula za Havaje. Na putu je stala u Kwajaleinu i Tarawi kako bi preuzela teret i putnike i konačno je 15. travnja stigla do Pearl Harbora.

Nakon popravka tamošnjeg suhog doka, nastavila je s radom 10. svibnja nizom vježbi za obuku u zaljevu Hapuna na Havajima. LST-31 je 25. izašao iz havajskih voda prema Eniwetoku. Po dolasku na taj atol 7. lipnja, natočila je gorivo i preuzela teret u pripremi za operacije protiv Saipana. Brod je stigao iz Saipana 14. lipnja i počeo iskrcavati trupe i zalihe na obalu. Očistila je područje 23. i vratila se u Eniwetok kako bi napunila teret.

LST ~ 31 stigao je natrag u Saipan 17. srpnja; istovarene zalihe i mala plovila; i tijekom sljedećih nekoliko tjedana služio je kao bolnički brod. Noću se usidrila uz Saipan kako bi dobila olakšice, a danju je kretala s Tiniana. Ovaj je zadatak zauzeo brod do 21. kolovoza, kada je započela kružnu plovidbu do Eniwetoka. Nakon povratka u Saipan, plovilo je podvrgnuto trodnevnim popravcima plovidbe, a krenulo je 23. rujna prema zapadnoj obali Sjedinjenih Država. Na putu je dodirnula Eniwetok; Otoci Apamama i Makin Otoci Gilbert; i Pearl Harbor. Napustila je potonju luku 6. studenog i stigla u San Franciseco, Kalifornija, 17. studenog 1944.

Nakon jednog dana u tamošnjoj luci, LST-31 je otplovio u San Pedro kako bi ušao u dvorišta West Coast Shipbuilding Co. za opsežne preinake i popravke. Brod je napustio dvorište početkom veljače 1945. godine, izvršio probe na moru, te je 18. veljače stigao u mornaričko dvorište otoka Mare u Valleju, Kalifornija, kako bi se ukrcao na amfibijski brod. Zatim je posjetila Seattle, Wash., Radi dodatnih popravnih radova. Dana 10. ožujka plovilo je krenulo za Havaje i 23. je stiglo u Pearl Harbor.

LST ~ 31 krenuo je s Havaja 4. travnja prema Okinawi. Ukrcala je putnike i ukrcala zalihe na Eniwetoku i Guamu prije nego što je 3. svibnja nastavila put prema Ryukyusu i usidrila se u vodama kod jugozapadne Okinawe. Ostala je u tom području otprilike tri tjedna pružajući logističku podršku trupama koje se bore na Okinawi. Brod je stigao u UIithi 28. svibnja, preuzeo teret i 2. lipnja postavio kurs za otok Leyte na Filipinima.

Tijekom lipnja, srpnja i kolovoza LST-31 je djelovao između Filipina i Okinawe, prevozeći zalihe i trupe između dvije točke kako bi izgradio Okinawu kao bazu za osvajanje japanskih matičnih otoka. Međutim, ova je invazija spriječena kada je Japan kapitulirao 15. kolovoza. Brod je tada počeo premještati okupacijske trupe i opremu u Japan s raznih mjesta na Filipinima. Prvi put je stigla u japanske vode 15. rujna, kada je bacila sidro u Tokijskom zaljevu.

LST-31 je 30. studenog raspoređen na dužnost u Japanu s 5. flotom, amfibijskom grupom 11, LST flotilom 35. Međutim, ove su naredbe zamijenjene krajem prosinca i brod je trebao biti stavljen van pogona. Planirano je da je predaju japanskoj trgovačkoj marini kako bi je upravljala japanska posada pod američkom kontrolom radi korištenja u repatrijaciji japanskih državljana i razmjene zaliha između japanskih luka. Nakon što je brodu oduzeto naoružanje i druga ratna oprema, LST-31 je 8. siječnja 1946. stavljen izvan pogona i prebačen u Japan.

Brod je djelovao pod japanskom kontrolom do svibnja 1948. Napustila je Yokohamu 3d tog mjeseca i prošla kurs prema zapadnoj obali Sjedinjenih Država. Tankerski desantni brod kasnije je vezan u području Seattlea. 1. srpnja 1955. LST ~ 31 je dobio ime Addison County. Njezino ime izbrisano je s popisa mornarice 11. kolovoza 1955., a nakon toga je potonula kao meta.

Adison County zaradila je pet bojnih zvijezda za svoju službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu.


USS LST-31

USS Addison County (LST-31) bio je an LST-1-klassni desantni brod klase izgrađen za mornaricu Sjedinjenih Država tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata. Nazvana po okrugu Addison, Vermont, bila je jedino američko pomorsko plovilo koje je nosilo to ime.

LST-31 položila je 2. veljače 1943. godine u Pittsburghu u Pennsylvaniji korporacija Dravo pokrenuta 5. lipnja 1943. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Maurice Endres koju je prihvatila mornarica, a 10. srpnja 1943. uplovila u smanjenu proviziju i otplovila u New Orleans gdje se nalazila stavljen u punu komisiju 21. srpnja 1943. s zapovjednikom poručnikom Johnom D. Schneidauom mlađim, USNR.


Addison County LST -31 - Povijest

LST-30 položen je 12. siječnja 1943. u Pittsburghu u Palači, od strane Dravo Corp. lansiranog 3. svibnja 1943. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe C. B. Jansen i pušten u rad 3. srpnja 1943. godine.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata LST-30 dodijeljen je europskom kazalištu i sudjelovao je u sljedećoj operaciji:

Invazija na Normandiju-lipanj 1944

LST-30 je ugašen 6. ožujka 1946., a 8. svibnja 1946. izbrisan je s popisa mornarice. 2. travnja 1947. prodana je tvrtki W. Horace Williams Co., New Orleans, La., I pretvorena je u trgovačku službu. .

LST-30 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio jednu bojnu zvijezdu.

LST-81 položen je 2. veljače 1943. u Pittsburghu, Pa., Od strane Dravo Corp. lansiranog 5. lipnja 1943. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Maurice Endres i pušten u rad 21. srpnja 1943. godine.

Tijekom 11. svjetskog rata, LST-31 je služio u azijsko-pacifičkom kazalištu i sudjelovao u sljedećim operacijama:

Operacija Gilbert Otoci-studeni i prosinac 1943

Operacija Maršalovih otoka:

(a) Okupacija atola Kwajalein i Majuro- siječanj i veljača 1944

(b) Okupacija atola Eniwetok, veljača i ožujak 1944

(a) Zauzimanje i okupacija Saipana u lipnju do kolovoza 1944

Tinansko zauzimanje i okupacija-srpanj i kolovoz 1944

(a) Napad i okupacija Okinawe Gunto -svibanj 1945

Odmah nakon rata, LST-31 je obavljao okupacijsku dužnost na Dalekom istoku do početka siječnja 1946. Vratila se u Sjedinjene Američke Države i 8. siječnja 1946. bila je izvan pogona. 1. srpnja 1955. LST-31 je dobila ime okruga Addison po okrugu u Vermont. Njezino ime izbrisano je s popisa mornarice 11. kolovoza 1955., a potopljena je kao meta.

Okrug Addison zaradio je pet zvjezdica za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu kao LST-31.

LST-32 položen je 17. veljače 1943. u Pittsburghu u Palači, od strane Dravo Corp. lansiranog 22. svibnja 1943. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođice Dorothy M. Manko i započet 12. srpnja 1943., zapovjednikom je poručnik Gardner P. Mulloy.

Tijekom 11. svjetskog rata LST-32 dodijeljen je europskom kazalištu i sudjelovao je u sljedećim operacijama:

Invazija južne Francuske-kolovoz i rujan 1944

LST-32 je ugašen u srpnju 1946. Ponovno je puštena u rad 7. ožujka 1951. 1. srpnja 1955. LST

82 dobio je ime okrug Alameda po okrugu u Kaliforniji. Reklasificirana je u okrug Alameda (AVB-1) 28. kolovoza 1957., stavljena je izvan pogona 25. lipnja 1962., a istog je mjeseca izbrisana s popisa mornarice. Dana 20. studenog 1962. prebačena je u talijansku mornaricu.

Okrug Alameda zaslužio je dvije bojne zvijezde za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu kao LST-32.

LST-33 položen je 23. veljače 1943. u Pittsburghu, Pa., Od strane Dravo Corp. lansiranog 21. lipnja 1943. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Paul J. Walsh commis

napuštena 4. kolovoza 1943. i 18. kolovoza 1943. prebačena u grčku mornaricu s kojom je služila do kraja Drugoga svjetskog rata. Prodana je grčkoj vladi u siječnju 1947. i tamo je služila kao Samos (L-179). Izbrisana je s popisa mornarice 23. lipnja 1947. godine.

LST-34 položen je 15. ožujka 1943. u Pittsburghu u Palači, od strane Dravo Corp. lansiranog 15. lipnja 1943. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Verne C. Cobb i pušten u rad 26. srpnja 1943. godine.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata, LST-34 je služio u azijsko-pacifičkom kazalištu i sudjelovao u sljedećim operacijama:

Operacija Gilbert Otoci-studeni i prosinac 1943

Operacija Maršalovih otoka:

(a) Okupacija atola Kwajalein i Majuro- siječanj i veljača 1944

(b) Okupacija atola Eniwetok, veljača i ožujak 1944

(a) Zauzimanje i okupacija Saipana u lipnju 1944

Iskrcavanje Leyte-listopad i studeni 1944

Iskrcavanje Lingayena na Luzon-siječanj 1945

(a) Napad i okupacija Okinawa Gunto - svibanj 1945

Nakon rata, LST-34 je obavljala okupacijsku dužnost na Dalekom istoku od ožujka do studenog 1946. Vratila se u Sjedinjene Američke Države, a 15. studenog 1946. bila je izvan pogona i prebačena u Vojnu vladu Ryukyus. Njezino ime izbrisano je s popisa mornarice 23. prosinca 1947. Nasukala se na Dalekom istoku u siječnju 1949., a njezin je trup napušten.

LST-34 zaradio je šest borbenih zvijezda za poslugu 11. svjetskog rata.

LST-35 položio je 20. ožujka 1943. u Pittsburghu u Palači korporacija Dravo, pokrenuta 30. lipnja 1943. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Samuel G. Cooper, a 18. kolovoza 1943. prenijela ga je u vladu Grčke, u kojoj je služila. ostatak Drugog svjetskog rata. Prodana je grčkoj vladi u siječnju 1947. i tamo je služila kao Chios (L-195). Njezino ime izbrisano je s popisa mornarice 23. lipnja 1947. godine.

LST-36 položio je 21. travnja 1943. u Pittsburghu, Palansa, Dravo Corp. pokrenut 10. srpnja 1943. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Franklin Keen i prebačen u vladu Grčke 23. kolovoza 1943. s kojim je služila do kraja svjetskog rata. Prodana je grčkoj vladi u siječnju 1947. i tamo je služila kao Lemnos (L-158). Njezino ime izbrisano je s popisa mornarice 23. lipnja 1947. godine.

LST-37 položen je 1. travnja 1943. u Pittsbu rgh, Pa., Od strane Dravo Corp. pokrenute 5. srpnja 1943. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Jack Domb i prebačen u vladu Grčke 18. kolovoza 1943. Nasukala se na Bizertu. , Tunis, 1. lipnja 1944. i potonuo. Njezino ime izbrisano je s popisa mornarice 12. kolovoza 1948. godine.

LST-38 je 14. travnja 1943. u Pittsburghu u Palau postavio Dravo Corp. pokrenut 27. srpnja 19.43 pod pokroviteljstvom gospođice Berthe Karpinski i pušten u rad 3. rujna 1943. godine.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata, LST-38 je dodijeljen azijsko-pacifičkom kazalištu i sudjelovao je u sljedećim operacijama:

Operacija Maršalovih otoka:

(a) Okupacija atola Kwajalein i Majuro- siječanj i veljača 1944. godine

Operacija arhipelaga Bismarck,

(a) Iskrcavanje Admiralitetskih otoka u ožujku i travnju 1944

Operacija Hollandia-travanj 1944

(a) Zauzimanje i okupacija Guam-srpnja 1944

Nakon rata, LST-38 je 15. rujna 1945. preimenovan u LSTH38. Obavljala je okupacionu dužnost na Dalekom istoku do sredine studenog 1945. godine.

Po povratku u Sjedinjene Američke Države, brod je bio izvan pogona 26. ožujka 1946., a 1. svibnja 1946. izbrisan je s popisa mornarice. 5. prosinca 1947. prodana je tvrtki Ships and Power Equipment Co., iz Barbera, NJ i naknadno rashodovani.

LSTH-38 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu osvojio četiri borbene zvijezde kao LST-38.

LST-39 postavila je 23. travnja 1943. Dravo Corp. u Pittsburghu, Pa. Lansirana 29. srpnja 1943. sponzorirala ga je gospođa LA Mertz, a puštena je u rad 8. rujna 1943. Dodijeljena je pacifičkom području tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata ali nije vidio nikakvo borbeno djelovanje. Potonula je u ljeto 1944., a 18. srpnja 1944. izbrisana je s popisa mornarice. Kasnije je premještena, pretvorena u teglenicu za izdavanje rezervnih dijelova i preimenovana u YF-1079. Služila je mornaricu u tom svojstvu do negdje između srpnja 1945. i siječnja 1946., kada je YF-1079 nestao s popisa mornarice.


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Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata, LST-31 je služio u azijsko-pacifičkom kazalištu i sudjelovao u operaciji Gilbertovih otoka (studeni i prosinac 1943.), operaciji na Maršalovim otocima, (a) okupaciji atola Kwajalein i Majuro (siječanj i veljača 1944.), i (b) okupacija atola Eniwetok (veljača i ožujak 1944.) Operacija Marianas, (a) zauzimanje i okupacija Saipana (od lipnja do kolovoza 1944.) Tinijsko zauzimanje i okupacija (srpanj i kolovoz 1944.) i operacija Okinawa Gunto, napad i okupacija Okinawe Gunto (svibanj 1945.). Addison County za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaradila pet borbenih zvijezda.


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Addison County LST -31 - Povijest

Iz Rječnika američkih pomorskih borbenih brodova, sv. VII (1981), str. 569-731.

LST-1 postavljen je 20. srpnja 1942. u Pittsburghu, Palansa, od strane Dravo Corp. pokrenute 7. rujna 1942. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Laurence T. Haugen, a pušten u rad 14. prosinca 1942., zapovjednik poručnik W. L. Chessman.

Tijekom Prvog svjetskog rata LST-1 dodijeljen je europskom kazalištu i sudjelovao je u sljedećim operacijama:

  • Sicilijanska okupacija-srpanj 1943
  • Iskrcavanje u Salernu-rujan 1943
  • Faza operacija Anzio-Nettuno na zapadnoj obali Italije, od siječnja do ožujka 1944
  • Invazija na Normandiju-lipanj 1944

LST-1 je stavljen van pogona 21. svibnja 1946., a 19. lipnja 1946. izbrisan je s popisa mornarice. 5. prosinca 1947. prodana je tvrtki Ships Power and Equipment Co., Barber, N.J.

LST-1 je za službu u Prvom svjetskom ratu zaslužio četiri bojne zvijezde.

LST-2 položen je 23. lipnja 1942. u Pittsburghu u Palači, od strane Dravo Corp., Pokrenut 19. rujna 1942. pod pokroviteljstvom Miss Nancy Jane Hughes i pušten u rad 9. veljače 1943. godine.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata LST-2 dodijeljen je europskom kazalištu i sudjelovao je u sljedećim operacijama:

  • Sjevernoafrička okupacija-početak 1943
  • Sicilijanska okupacija-srpanj 1943
  • Iskrcavanje u Salernu-rujan 1943
  • Invazija na Normandiju-lipanj 1944

LST-2 je ugašen 11. travnja 1946., a 5. lipnja 1946. izbrisan je s popisa mornarice. 5. prosinca 1947. prodana je u Bosey, Filipini.

LST-2 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio četiri bojne zvijezde.

LST-3 položio je 29. lipnja 1942. u Pittsburghu, Palasija, Dravo Corp., pokrenut 19. rujna 1942., pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe A. C. Harlow, a pušten u rad 8. veljače 1943.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata, LST-S je dodijeljen europskom kazalištu i sudjelovao je u sljedećim operacijama:

  • Sicilijanska okupacija-od srpnja do kolovoza 1943
  • Invazija južne Francuske od kolovoza do rujna 1944

LST-3 je stavljen van pogona negdje nakon završetka Drugog svjetskog rata, a 19. lipnja 1946. izbrisan je s popisa mornarice. Dana 10. rujna 1947. prodana je tvrtki Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, Md.

LST-3 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio dvije bojne zvijezde.

LST-4 postavljen je 4. srpnja 1942. u Pittsburghu, Pa., Od strane Dravo Corp., pokrenut 9. listopada 1942. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe J. Bartolo i naručen
14. veljače 1943.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata LST-4 dodijeljen je europskom kazalištu i sudjelovao je u sljedećim operacijama:

  • Sicilijanska okupacija-srpanj 1943
  • Iskrcavanje u Salernu-rujan 1943
  • Operacije na zapadnoj obali Italije-Anzio-Nettuno napredna iskrcavanja u siječnju i veljači 1944
  • Invazija južne Francuske-kolovoz i rujan 1944

LST-4 je prestao s radom negdje nakon završetka Drugog svjetskog rata, a 19. lipnja 1946. izbrisan je s popisa mornarice. Dana 10. rujna 1947. prodana je tvrtki Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, Md.

LST-4 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio četiri bojne zvijezde.

LST-5 položen je 12. srpnja 1942. u Pittsburghu, Pa., Od strane Dravo Corp., pokrenut 3. listopada 1942. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Wanette Rose Barker, a pušten u rad 22. veljače 1943. godine.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata LST-5 dodijeljen je europskom kazalištu i sudjelovao je u sljedećim operacijama:

  • Sicilijanska okupacija-srpanj 1943
  • Iskrcavanje u Salernu-rujan 1943
  • Invazija na Normandiju-lipanj 1944

LST-5 je ugašen negdje nakon završetka Drugoga svjetskog rata, a 1. kolovoza 1947. izbrisan je s popisa mornarice. 7. listopada 1947. prodana je u Singapur Tung Hwa Trading Co. na otpad.

LST-5 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio tri zvjezdice.

LST-6 položila je 20. srpnja 1942. u Wilmingtonu, Del., Tvrtka Dravo Corp., pokrenuta 21. listopada 1942. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe H. E. Haven, a puštena u rad 30. siječnja 1943. godine.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata LST-6 dodijeljen je europskom kazalištu i sudjelovao je u sljedećim operacijama:

  • Sicilijanska okupacija-srpanj 1943
  • Iskrcavanje u Salernu-rujan 1943
  • Invazija na Normandiju-lipanj 1944

Dana 17. studenog 1944. minirana je i potopljena u šest dubina vode na putu od Rouena u Francuskoj do Portlanda u Engleskoj. Izbrisana je s popisa mornarice 22. prosinca 1944. godine.

LST-6 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio tri zvjezdice.

LST-7 postavljen je 17. srpnja 1942. u Pittsburghu, PA, od strane Dravo Corp. pokrenute 31. listopada 1942. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Anna Marvin, a pušten u rad 2. ožujka 1943. godine.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata LST-7 dodijeljen je europskom kazalištu i sudjelovao je u sljedećim operacijama:

  • Sicilijanska okupacija-srpanj 1943
  • Iskrcavanje u Salernu-rujan 1943
  • Invazija na Normandiju-lipanj 1944

LST-7 je stavljen van pogona 21. svibnja 1946., a 19. lipnja 1946. izbrisan je s popisa mornarice. 7. listopada 1947. prodana je gospodinu L. Lewisu Greenu, Jr., iz Charlestona, SC, na otpis.

LST-7 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio tri zvjezdice.

LST-8 je 26. srpnja 1942. u Pittsburghu u Palau postavio Dravo Corp. pokrenut 29. listopada 1942. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Anne H. Johnston, a 22. ožujka 1943. prebačen je u Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo.

LST-8 vraćena je iz Ujedinjenog Kraljevstva 1. lipnja 1946., a 3. srpnja 1946. izbrisana je s popisa mornarice. 5. prosinca 1947. prodana je u Bosey, Filipini.

LST-9 položen je 9. kolovoza 1942. u Pittsburghu u Palači, od strane Dravo Corp. lansiranog 14. studenoga 1942. pod pokroviteljstvom Miss Katherine Moxin, a premješten u Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo 19. ožujka 1943. LST-9 je vraćen u Sjedinjene Države Državna mornarica 1. lipnja 1946., a 3. srpnja 1946. izbrisana je s popisa mornarice. 5. rujna 1948. prodana je u Bosey Philippines.

LST-10

LST-10 je 13. siječnja 1943. preimenovan u ARL-1 i nazvan Achelous (q.v.).

LST-11

LST-11 položila je 8. kolovoza 1942. u Pittsburghu, PA, tvrtka Dravo Corp., lansirana 18. studenoga 1942., pod pokroviteljstvom Miss Virginije Fowler, i prenesena u Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo 22. ožujka 1943. godine

LST-11 je 13. svibnja 1946. vraćen mornarici Sjedinjenih Država, a 5. lipnja 1946. izbrisan je s popisa mornarice. 5. prosinca 1947. prodana je u Bosey na Filipinima.

LST-12

LST-12 položila je 16. kolovoza 1942. u Pittsburghu, Palasija, tvrtka Dravo Corp., pokrenuta 7. prosinca 1942. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Joseph Fay i prenesena u Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo 25. ožujka 1943. godine.

LST-12 vraćen je Mornarici Sjedinjenih Država 5. siječnja 1946., a 20. ožujka 1946. izbrisan je s popisa mornarice. 11. rujna 1947. prodana je tvrtki Washburn Wire Co., Philipsdale, R.I., na otpad.

LST-13

LST-13 položen je 1. rujna 1942. u Pittsburghu, u saveznoj državi Dravo, pokrenut 1. siječnja 1943., pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Jean A. Brackmann i prebačen u Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo 3. travnja 1943. godine.

LST-13 vraćen je mornarici Sjedinjenih Država 27. veljače 1946., a izbrisan je s popisa mornarice 5. lipnja 1946. Dana 14. listopada 1947. prodana je Luria Brothers and Co., Inc., iz Philadelphije, Pa., za otpad.

LST-14

LST-14 je 25. siječnja 1943. preimenovan u AGP-5 i nazvan Varuna (q.v.).

LST-15

LST-15 je 25. siječnja 1943. preimenovan u ARB-3 i nazvan Phaon (q.v.).

LST-16

LST-16 položila je 1. rujna 1942. u Wilmingtonu, Del., Tvrtka Dravo Corp., lansirana 19. prosinca 1942. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Lois M. Alexander i puštena u rad 17. ožujka 1943. godine.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata LST-16 dodijeljen je europskom kazalištu i sudjelovao je u sljedećim operacijama:

  • Sjevernoafrička okupacija:
    (a) Tuniske operacije u srpnju 1943
  • Sicilijanska okupacija-rujan 1943
  • Iskrcavanje u Salernu-rujan 1943
  • Operacije na zapadnoj obali Italije:
    (a) Napredna iskrcavanja Anzio-Nettuno-siječanj i veljača 1944
  • Invazija na Normandiju-lipanj 1944

Nakon rata, LST-16 je u rujnu i studenom 1945. obavljao okupacionu dužnost na Dalekom istoku. Bila je izvan pogona 8. ožujka 1946., a 12. travnja 1946. izbrisana je s popisa mornarice. 5. prosinca 1947. prodana je brodovima i Power Equipment Co., iz Barber, NJ, za otpad.

LST-16 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio pet borbenih zvijezda.

LST-17

LST-17 položila je 21. rujna 1942. u Pittsburghu u Palači korporacija Dravo, pokrenuta 8. siječnja 1943., pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Sarah H. Bankson, a puštena u rad 19. travnja 1943., poručnik HB Gallagher, USCGR, u zapovjedništvu.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata LST-17 dodijeljen je europskom kazalištu i sudjelovao je u sljedećoj operaciji:

Nakon rata, LST-17 je povremeno obavljao okupacionu dužnost na Dalekom istoku u razdoblju od rujna do prosinca 1945. Isključena je 15. siječnja 1946. 15. studenog 1954. prebačena je u zapovjedništvo 13. pomorskog okruga na upotrebu kao mobilnu metu, a 15. kolovoza 1956. potopljen je torpednom vatrom.

LST-17 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio jednu bojnu zvijezdu.

LST-18

LST-18 položio je 1. listopada 1942. u Pittsburghu, Pa., Dravo Corp., pokrenut 15. veljače 1943., pod pokroviteljstvom gospođice Ruth Watt, a pušten u rad 26. travnja 1943. godine.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata, LST-18 je služio u azijsko-pacifičkom kazalištu i sudjelovao u sljedećim operacijama:

  • Faza okupacije Finschhafena u operaciji Istočna Nova Gvineja-rujan 1943
  • Operacija Bismarckovog arhipelaga:
    (a) Iskrcavanje Cape Gloucestera u Novoj Britaniji -prosinca 1943. i siječnja 1944. godine
    (b) Iskrcavanje s Admiralitetskih otoka-ožujak i travanj 1944
  • Operacija Hollandia-travanj i svibanj 1944
  • Operacije Zapadne Nove Gvineje:
    (a) Područje Toem-Wakde-Sarmi, svibanj 1944
    (b) Otok Biak, lipanj 1944
    (c) Otok Noemfoor, srpanj 1944
    (d) Rt Sansapor-srpanj i kolovoz 1944
    (e) Morotajsko iskrcavanje-rujan 1944
  • Iskrcavanje Leyte-listopad i studeni 1944
  • Iskrcavanje Lingayena na Luzon-siječanj 1945
  • Konsolidacija južnih Filipina
    (a) Iskrcavanje na otok Palawan-ožujak 1945
    (b) Iskrcavanje na Otoke Visayan-ožujak i travanj 1945

Nakon rata, LST-18 je obavljala okupacijsku dužnost na Dalekom istoku do početka studenog 1945. Vratila se u Sjedinjene Američke Države i bila je izvan pogona 3. travnja 1946. Izbrisana je s popisa mornarice 17. travnja 1946. i prodana je Suwanneeju Fruit & amp Steamship Co., iz Jacksonvillea, Florida, 31. listopada 1946. radi pretvaranja u trgovačku uslugu

LST-18 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio sedam borbenih zvijezda.

LST-19

LST-I9 položio je 22. listopada 1942. u Pittsburghu, Palasija, Dravo Corp., pokrenut 11. ožujka 1943., pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Frances P. Gott, naručen 15. svibnja 1943. i preimenovan u LSTH 15. rujna 1945. godine.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata LST-19 dodijeljen je azijsko-pacifičkom kazalištu i sudjelovao je u sljedećim operacijama:

  • Operacija Gilbert Otoci-studeni i prosinac 1943
  • Marijanska operacija:
    (a) Zauzimanje i okupacija Saipana u lipnju i srpnju 1944
  • Tinansko zauzimanje i okupacija-srpanj 1944
  • Operacije Zapadnih Karolinskih otoka:
    (a) Zauzimanje i okupacija južnih otoka Palau-rujan i listopad 1944

Nakon rata, LST-I9 je obavljala okupacionu dužnost na Dalekom istoku u listopadu i prosincu 1945. Bila je izvan pogona 20. ožujka 1946., a 1. svibnja 1946. izbrisana je s popisa mornarice. 5. prosinca 1947. prodana je Brodovima i Moći Equipment Co., iz Barber, NJ, za otpad.

LST-19 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio četiri bojne zvijezde.

LST-20

LST-20 položio je 5. listopada 1942. u Pittsburghu u Palači korporacija Dravo, pokrenuta 15. veljače 1943. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođice Anne B. Sylvester, a puštena u rad 14. svibnja 1943. godine.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata, LST-20 je služio u azijsko-pacifičkom kazalištu i sudjelovao u sljedećim operacijama:

  • Operacija Gilbert Otoci-studeni i prosinac 1943
  • Iskrcavanje Leyte-listopad 1944
  • Iskrcavanje Lingayena na Luzon-siječanj 1945
  • Operacija Okinawa Gunto:
    (a) Napad i okupacija Okinawe Gunto-travanj 1945

Nakon rata, LST-20 je obavljao okupacijsku dužnost na Dalekom istoku do početka studenog 1945. Vratila se u Sjedinjene Američke Države, a 3. travnja 1946. bila je izvan pogona. Izbrisana je s popisa mornarice 19. lipnja 1946. i prebačena je u Pomorje. Uprava 8. listopada 1947. za odlaganje otpadom.

LST-20 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio četiri bojne zvijezde.

LST-21

LST-21 postavljen je 25. rujna 1942. u Wilmingtonu, Del., Od strane Dravo Corp. lansiranog 18. veljače 1943., pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Lillian M. Lloyd i pušten u rad 14. travnja 1943. godine.

Tenkovski desantni brod dodijeljen je europskom kazalištu i sudjelovao je u invaziji na Normandiju u lipnju 1944.

Po povratku u Sjedinjene Američke Države, brod je bio izvan pogona 25. siječnja 1946., a 19. lipnja 1946. izbrisan je s popisa mornarice. Prodana je 12. ožujka 1948. Louisu Feldmanu iz Flushinga u New Yorku, a potom je rashodovana.

LST-21 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio jednu bojnu zvijezdu.

LST-22

LST-22 položen je 5. studenoga 1942. u Pittsburghu, Pa., Od strane Dravo Corp., pokrenut 29. ožujka 1943. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe WA Barnes, a pušten u pogon 29. svibnja 1943., poručnik LN Ditlefsen, USCG, pod zapovjedništvom .

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata, LST-22 je služio u azijsko-pacifičkom kazalištu i sudjelovao u sljedećim operacijama:

  • Operacija Istočna Nova Gvineja:
    (a) okupacija Saidora-siječanj i veljača 1944
  • Operacija Bismarckovog arhipelaga:
    (a) Rt Gloucester, Nova Britanija-prosinac 1943., siječanj i veljača 1944
    (b) Iskrcavanje s Admiralitetskih otoka-ožujak i travanj 1944
  • Operacija Hollandia-travanj i svibanj 1944
  • Operacije Zapadne Nove Gvineje:
    (a) Operacija područja Toem-Wakde-Sarmi, svibanj 1944
    (b) Operacija otoka Biak-svibanj i lipanj 1944
    (c) Operacija otoka Noemfoor, srpanj 1944
    (d) Operacija rt Sansapor-srpanj i kolovoz 1944
    (e) Morotajsko iskrcavanje-rujan 1944
  • Iskrcavanje Leyte-listopad i studeni 1944
  • Iskrcavanje Lingayena na Luzon-siječanj 1945

LST-22 se vratio u Sjedinjene Države i bio je izvan pogona 1. travnja 1946. Izbrisana je s popisa mornarice 17. travnja 1946., a prodana je 3. veljače 1947. tvrtki MingSung Industrial Co., Ltd., iz Šangaja, Kina. pretvorena u trgovačku uslugu.

LST-22 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio šest borbenih zvijezda.

LST-23

LST-23 položio je 27. listopada 1942. u Pittsburghu, Pa., Dravo Corp., pokrenut 13. ožujka 1942. pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Mary H. Miller, a pušten u rad 22. svibnja 1943. godine.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata, LST-23 je služio u azijsko-pacifičkom kazalištu i sudjelovao u sljedećim operacijama:

  • Operacija Gilbert Otoci-studeni i prosinac 1943
  • Operacija Maršalovih otoka:
    (a) Okupacija atola Kwajalein i Majuro, veljača 1944
  • Marijanska operacija:
    (b) Zauzimanje i okupacija Saipana u lipnju i srpnju 1944
  • Tinansko zauzimanje i okupacija-srpanj 1944
  • Operacija Zapadnih Karolinskih otoka:
    (a) Zauzimanje i okupacija južnih otoka Palau-rujan i listopad 1944
  • Iskrcavanje Lingayena na Luzon-siječanj 1945

Dana 15. rujna 1945. preimenovana je u LSTH. Odmah nakon rata, LSTH-23 obavljao je okupacionu dužnost na Dalekom istoku do početka prosinca 1945. Vratila se u Sjedinjene Države i 24. svibnja 1946. bila je izvan pogona. Izbrisana je s popisa mornarice 3. srpnja 1946. i prodana je Kaiser Co., Inc. Seattle, Wash., 6. travnja 1948. zbog otkaza.

LSTH-23 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio šest borbenih zvijezda kao LST-23.

LST-24

LST-24 položio je 19. studenoga 1942. u Pittsburghu, PA, Dravo Corp., pokrenut 17. travnja 1943., pod pokroviteljstvom gospođe Marguerite E. Davis i pušten u rad 14. lipnja 1943.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata LST-24 dodijeljen je azijsko-pacifičkom kazalištu i sudjelovao je u sljedećim operacijama:

  • Marijanska operacija:
    (a) Zauzimanje i okupacija Guam-augusta 1944
  • Operacija Zapadna Nova Gvineja:
    (a) Iskrcavanje na Morotaju, rujan 1944
  • Iskrcavanje Leyte-listopad i studeni 1944
  • Operacija Okinawa Gunto:
    (a) Napad i okupacija Okinawa Gunto - ožujak i lipanj 1945

LST-24 je stavljen iz pogona 26. veljače 1946., a izbrisan je s popisa mornarice 5. lipnja 1946. Dana 23. prosinca 1947. prodana je tvrtki Humble Oil & amp Refining Co. iz Houstona u Teksasu i pretvorena je u trgovačke usluge.

LST-24 je za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu zaslužio pet borbenih zvijezda.

LST-25

LST-25 postavljen je 12. listopada 1942. u Wilmingtonu, Del., Od strane Dravo Corp, lansiran 9. ožujka 1943. pod pokroviteljstvom Miss Doily Hemphill, a pušten u rad 3. svibnja 1943., poručnik J. B. Holmes, zapovjednik USCG-a.

Tijekom Drugog svjetskog rata, LST-25 je služio u europskim i azijsko-pacifičkim kazalištima i sudjelovao u sljedećim operacijama:

  • Invazija na Normandiju-lipanj 1944
  • Operacija Okinawa Gunto:
    (a) Napad i okupacija Okinawe Gunto -svibanj 1945
  • Okupacijska služba mornarice, Azija-rujan i listopad 1945. i ožujak 1946. godine
  • Kineska služba-listopad 1945. i ožujak 1946. godine

LST-25 je ugašen 2. kolovoza 1946., a 8. listopada 1946. izbrisan je s popisa mornarice. 31. ožujka 1948. prodana je tvrtki Kaiser Co., Inc. Seattle, Wash.

LST-25 zaslužio je dvije bitke za službu u Drugom svjetskom ratu.

LST-26

LST-26 was laid down on 16 November 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp. launched on 31 March 1943 sponsored by Mrs. Mathilda B. Coulter and commissioned on 7 June 1943.

During World War II, LST-26 served in the Asiatic-Pacific theater and took part in the following operations:

  • Bismarck Archipelago operation:
    (a) Cape Gloucester, New Britain-December 1943 and January 1944
  • Hollandia operation-April and May 1944
  • Western New Guinea operations:
    (a) Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation-May 1944
    (b) Biak Island operation-May and June 1944
    (c) Noemfoor Island operation-July 1944
    (d) Cape Sansapor operation-July and August 1944
    (e) Morotai landings-September 1944
  • Leyte landings-October and November 1944
  • Consolidation of the southern Philippines:
    (a) Mindanao Island landings-March 1945

She saw service in China from 3 to 10 October 1945.

Following the war, LST-26 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early November 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 1 April 1946. She was struck from the Navy list on 8 May 1946 and was sold to Arctic Circle Exploration, Seattle, Wash., on 17 June 1946 to be converted for merchant service.

LST-26 earned five battle stars for World War II service.

LST-27

LST-27 was laid down on 10 December 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Iaunched on 27 April 1943 sponsored by Mrs. R. R. Creed and commissioned on 25 June 1943.

During World War II, LST-27 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

LST-27 was decommissioned on 9 November 1945 and was struck from the Navy list on 28 November 1945. On 15 December 1947, she was sold to the Rhode Island Navigation Co., of Newport, R.I., for scrapping.

LST-27 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-28

LST-28 was laid down on 8 December 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp. launched on 19 April 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Michael Torick and commissioned on 19 June 1943.

During World War II, LST-28 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

LST-28 was decommissioned on 16 August 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 29 October 1946. On 19 May 1948, she was sold to George H. Nutman, of Brooklyn, N.Y., for scrapping.

LST-28 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-29

LST-29 was laid down on 8 January 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Iaunched on 17 May 1943, sponsored by Mrs. C. F. Lockton and commissioned on 10 July 1943.

During World War II, LST-29 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

  • Gilbert Islands operation-November and December 1943
  • Marshall Islands operation:
    (a) Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls-January and February 1944
    (b) Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll-February and March 1944
  • Marianas operation:
    (a) Capture and occupation of Guam-July and August 1944
  • Okinawa Gunto operation:
    (a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto -May 1945

LST-29 was decommissioned on 11 March 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 8 May 1946. On 17 June 1946, she was sold to the Foss Launch & Tug Co., of Seattle, Wash.

LST-29 earned four battle stars for World War II service.

LST-30

LST-30 was laid down on 12 January 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Iaunched on 3 May 1943, sponsored by Mrs. C. B. Jansen and commissioned on 3 July 1943.

During World War II, LST-30 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operation:

LST-30 was decommissioned on 6 March 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 8 May 1946. On 2 April 1947, she was sold to W. Horace Williams Co., of New Orleans, La., and was converted for merchant service.

LST-30 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-31

LST-31 was laid down on 2 February 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Iaunched on 5 June 1943 sponsored by Mrs. Maurice Endres and commissioned on 21 July 1943.

During World War II, LST-31 served in the Asiatic-Pacific theater and took part in the following operations:

  • Gilbert Islands operation-November and December 1943
  • Marshall Islands operation:
    (a) Occupation of Kwajulein and Majuro Atolls-January and February 1944
    (b) Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll-February and March 1944
  • Marianas operation:
    (a) Capture and occupation of Saipan-June through August 1944
  • Tinian capture and occupation-July and August 1944
  • Okinawa Gunto operation:
    (a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto -May 1945

Immediately following the war, LST-31 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early January 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 8 January 1946. On 1 July 1955 LST-31 was named Addison County after a county in Vermont. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 11 August 1955, and she was sunk as a target.

Addison County earned five battle stars for World War II service as LST-31.

LST-32

LST-32 was laid down on 17 February 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Iaunched on 22 May 1943, sponsored by Miss Dorothy M. Manko, and commissioned on 12 July 1943, Lt. Gardner P. Mulloy in command.

During World War II, LST-32 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

LST-32 was decommissioned in July 1946. She was recommissioned on 7 March 1951. On 1 July 1955, LST-32 was assigned the name Alameda County after a county in California. She was reclassified Alameda County (AVB-1) on 28 August 1957, was decommissioned on 25 June 1962, and was struck from the Navy list that same month. On 20 November 1962, she was transferred to the Italian Navy

Alameda County earned two battle stars for World War II service as LST-32.

LST-33

LST-33 was laid down on 23 February 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp. Launched on 21 June 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Paul J. Walsh, commissioned on 4 August 1943, and transferred to the Greek Navy on 18 August 1943, with which she served through the remainder of World War II. She was sold to the government of Greece in January 1947 and served there as Samos (L-179). She was struck from the Navy list on 23 June 1947.

LST-34

LST-34 was laid down on 15 March 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., launched on 15 June 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Verne C. Cobb, and commissioned on 26 July 1943.

During World War II, LST-34 served in the Asiatic-Pacific theater and took part in the following operations:

  • Gilbert Islands operation-November and December 1943
  • Marshall Islands operation:
    (a) Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls-January and February 1944
    (b) Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll-February and March 1944
  • Marianas operation:
    (a) Capture and occupation of Saipan-June 1944
  • Leyte landings-October and November 1944
  • Lingayen landings on Luzon-January 1945
  • Okinawa Gunto operation
    (a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto - May 1945

Following the war, LST-34 performed occupation duty in the Far East from March to November 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 15 November 1946 and transferred to Military Government, Ryukyus. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 23 December 1947. She ran aground in the Far East in January 1949, and her hulk was abandoned.

LST-34 earned six battle stars for World War II service.

LST-35

LST-35 was laid down on 20 March 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Iaunched on 30 June 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Samuel G. Cooper and transferred to the government of Greece on 18 August 1943 with which she served through the remainder of World War II. She was sold to the government of Greece in January 1947 and served there as Chios (L 195). Her name was struck from the Navy list on 23 June 1947.

LST-36

LST-36 was laid down on 21 April 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Iaunched on 10 July 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Franklin Keen, and transferred to the government of Greece on 23 August 1943 with which she served through the remainder of World War II. She was sold to the government of Greece in January 1947 and served there as Lemnos (L-158). Her name was struck from the Navy list on 23 June 1947.

LST-37

LST-S7 was laid down on 1 April 1943 at Pittsburgh Pa., by the Dravo Corp. launched on 5 July 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Jack Domb, and transferred to the government of Greece on 18 August 1943. She ran aground off Bizerte, Tunisia, on 1 June 1944, and sank. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 12 August 1948.

LST-38

LST-38 was laid down on 14 April 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Iaunched on 27 July 1943 sponsored by Miss Bertha Karpinski and commissioned on 3 September 1943.

During World War II, LST-38 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

  • Marshall Islands operation
    (a) Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls-January and February 1944
  • Bismarck Archipelago operation:
    (a) Admiralty Islands landings-March and April 1944
  • Hollandia operation-April 1944
  • Marianas operation:
    (a) Capture and occupation of Guam-July 1944

Following the war, LST-38 was redesignated LSTH-38 on 15 September 1945. She performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-November 1945.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 26 March 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 1 May 1946. On 5 December 1947, she was sold to the Ships and Power Equipment Co., of Barber, N.J., and subsequently scrapped.

LSTH-38 earned four battle stars for World War II service as LST-38.

LST-39

LST-39 was laid down on 23 April 1943 by the Dravo Corp. at Pittsburgh, Pa., Iaunched on 29 July 1943 sponsored by Mrs. L. A. Mertz, and commissioned on 8 September 1943. She was assigned to the Pacific area during World War II but saw no combat action. She sank in the summer of 1944, and she was struck from the Navy list on 18 July 1944. She was later refloated, converted to a spare parts issue barge, and redesignated YF-1079. She served the Navy in that capacity until sometime between July 1945 and January 1946, by which time YF-1079 disappeared from the Navy list.

LST-40

LST-40 was laid down on 3 June 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., launched on 7 August 1943 sponsored by Miss Hilda Sambolt, and commissioned on 15 September 1943.

During World War II, LST-40 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

  • Consolidation of the Solomon Islands:
    (a) Consolidation of southern Solomons- June 1943
  • Marianas operation:
    (a) Capture and occupation of Saipan-June and August 1944
  • Tinian capture and occupation-July 1944
  • Okinawa Gunto operation:
    (a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto -May 1945

Following the war, LST-40 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-February 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 18 February 1946. In February 1947, she was transferred to the United States Military Government Korea, as a sale, and was struck from the Navy list on 5 March that same year.

LST-40 earned four battle stars for World War II service.

LST-41

LST-41 was laid down on 24 May 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp. launched on 17 August 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Mary Spisak and commissioned on 24 September 1943, Lt. W. B. Dundon, USNR, in command.

During World War II, LST-41 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

  • Marshall Islands operation:
    (a) Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls-January and February 1944
  • Hollandia operation-April 1944
  • Marianas operation:
    (a) Capture and occupation of Guam-July 1944
  • Western Caroline Islands operation:
    (a) Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands-September and October 1944
  • Luzon operation:
    (a) Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945

Following the war, LST-41 was redesignated LSTH-41 on 15 September 1945. She performed occupation duty in the Far East until late November 1945.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 25 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 June 1946. On 8 October 1947, she was sold to J. C. Berkwit & Co., of New York City, N.Y.

LSTH-41 earned five battle stars for World War II service as LST-41.

LST-42

LST-42 was laid down on 17 June 1943 at Pittsburgh Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Iaunched on 17 August 1943 sponsored by Mrs. F. M. Leslie, and commissioned on 30 September 1943, Lt. Roy L. Guy in command.

During World War II, LST-42 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

  • Marshall Islands operation:
    (a) Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls-January and February 1944
    (b) Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll-February and March 1944
  • Marianas operation:
    (a) Capture and occupation of Saipan-June and July 1944
  • Tinian capture and occupation July 1944
  • Western Caroline Islands operation:
    (a) Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands-September and October 1944
  • Iwo Jima operation:
    (a) Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima- February and March 1945

Following the war, LST-42 was redesignated LSTH-42 on 15 September 1945. She performed occupation duty in the Far East and service in China until early April 1946.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 26 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 25 September 1946. On 26 March 1948 she was sold to the Kaiser Co., Inc., of Seattle, Wash., and subsequently scrapped.

LSTH-42 earned five battle stars for World War II service as LST-42.

LST-43

LST-43 was laid down on 19 June 1943 at Philadelphla, Pa., by the Dravo Corp. launched on 28 August 1943 sponsored by Mrs. C. A. Hill and commissioned on 6 October 1943. She was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater during World War II and participated In the occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls from 31 January to 8 February 1944. On 21 May 1944, she was lost through an accident. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 18 July 1944. She was raised but deemed beyond economical repair and was subsequently sunk by torpedoes in 1945.

LST-43 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-44

LST-44 was laid down on 7 July 1943 at Pittsburgh Pa., by the Dravo Corp. launched on 11 September 1943 sponsored by Mrs. F. E. Haeberle, and commissioned on 22 October 1943.

During World War II, LST-44 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the Normandy invasion from 6 to 25 June 1944. Following the war she performed occupation duty in the Far East anl sernce in China until mid-February 1946.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 20 February 1946. In 1947, she was transferred to the United States Army and was destroyed on 23 July 1947, cannibalized and scrapped. On 28 August 1947, her name was struck from the Navy list.

LST-44 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-45

LST-45 was laid down on 27 June 1943 at Pittsburgh Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Iaunched on 31 August 1943 sponsored by Miss Lois C. Donnelly and commissioned on 15 October 1943.

During World War II, LST-45 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and took part in the following operations:

  • Marshall Islands operation:
    (a) Occupation of Kwajelein and Majuro Atolls-January and February 1944
  • Marianas operation:
    (a) Capture and occupation of Saipan-June through August 1944
    (b) Tinian capture and occupation-July and August 1944
  • Okinawa assault-March through June 1945

Following the war, LST-45 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until late October 1945. Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 30 November 1948 and struck from the Navy list on 22 December that same year. On 25 February 1949, she was sold to the Foss Launch & Tug Co., of Seattle, Wash.

LST-45 earned four battle stars for World War II service.

LST-46

LST-46 was laid down on 20 July 1943 at Pittsburgh Pa., by the Dravo Corp. launched on 16 September 1943, sponsored by Mrs. J. J. Edson, Jr. and commissioned on 3 November 1943.

During World War II, she was assigned to the European theater and participated in the Normandy invasion from 6 to 25 June 1944 and the invasion of southern France in August and September 1944. She was later transferred to the Asiatic-Pacific theater where she took part in the Okinawa assault in June 1945. Following the war, LST-46 performed occupation duty in the Far East and service in China until midMay 1946.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 6 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 June 1946. On 13 February 1948, she was sold to Bosey, Philippines, and resold to T. Y. Fong on the same date.

LST-46 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST-47

LST-47 was laid down on 30 July 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp. launched on 24 September 1943 sponsored by by Mrs. Clarence H. Vant, and commissioned on 8 November 1943.

The tank landing ship was initially assigned to the European theater and participated in the Normandy invasion in June 1944 and the invasion of southern France in August and September 1944. She was later transferred to the Asiatic-Pacific theater of operations where she took part in the Okinawa assault between 26 and 30 June 1945. Following the war, LST-47 performed occupation duty in the Far East in the fall and winter of 1945 and early January 1946.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 11 January 1946 and transferred to the United States Army the same day. She was assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service on 31 March 1952 and redesignated USNS LST-47. USNS LST-47 was transferred to the Philippine Navy on 13 September 1976.

LST-47 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST-48

LST-48 was laid down on 8 August 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp. launched on 2 October 1942 sponsored by Mrs. A. E. Stacey and commissioned on 16 November 1943.

The tank landing ship was initially assigned to the European theater and participated in the Normandy invasion between 6 and 25 June 1944 and the invasion of southern France between 15 August and 25 September 1944. She was later transferred to the Asiatic-Pacific theater of operations where she took part in the Okinawa assault between 30 May and 10 June 1945. Following the war, LST-48 performed occupation duty in the Far East during the winter of 1945 and 1946.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 8 February 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 5 December 1947. On 27 May 1948 she was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethiehem, Pa., and subsequently scrapped.

LST-48 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST-49

LST-49 was laid down on 17 August 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp. launched on 9 October 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Kathryn Saban and commissioned on 20 November 1943.

The tank landing ship was initially assigned to the European theater and participated in the Normandy invasion between 6 and 25 June 1944 and the invasion of southern France between 15 August and 25 September 1944. She was later transferred to the Asiatic-Pacific theater of operations where she took part in the Okinawa assault between 8 and 30 June 1945. Following the war, LST-49 performed occupation duty in the Far East and service in China until mid-March 1946.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 11 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July 1946. She was sold to Bosey Philippines, on 4 December 1947.

LST-49 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST-50

LST-50 was laid down on 29 August 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Iaunched on 16 October 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Tito Tarquinio and commissioned on 27 November 1943.

The tank landing ship was initially assigned to the European theater and participated in the Normandy invasion between 6 and 25 June 1944 and the invasion of southern France between 15 August and 25 September 1944. She was later transferred to the Asiatic-Pacific theater of operations where she took part in the Okinawa assault between 18 and 30 June 1945. Following the war, LST-50 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early February 1946.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 6 February 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 8 September 1952. On 14 November 1952, she was redesignated ARB-13 and transferred to Norway as Ellida (A-534). She was returned to the United States on 1 July 1960 but was retransferred to Greece on 16 September 1960, and served with the Greek Navy as Sakipia (A-329).


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Addison County, Vermont

Addison County is a county located in the state of Vermont. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 36,821. Its shire town is Middlebury.

Etymology - Origin of Addison County Name

The History of Addison County by H.P. Smith, 1886, D. Mason and Co. states that Addison County ". was named in honor of Joseph Addison, the English author. " The Addison family continues to thrive in England and has written us with the information that Joseph lived from 1672 to 1719 and left these words for us: Happiness is something to do, something to love, something to hope for! Addison is buried in Westminster Abby.

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Addison County History

Addison County was organized 18 Oct 1785 from Rutland County.
County Seat: Middlebury

In 1609, the French explorer Samuel de Champlain entered the 136-mile lake that would bear his name. Before the end of 17th century, a small stone fort was built at Chimney Point near what is now West Addison on Lake Champlain. It was the first settlement in Vermont. The fort was occupied by the French and then the British. During the Revolutionary War, Lake Champlain was the scene of bitter battles and those living in the area were captured or driven away. One such event happened in May of 1775 Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold rowed across the Lake to captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British.

Iroquois settled in the county before European arrived in 1609. French settlers in Crown Point, New York extended their settlements across Lake Champlain. A few individuals or families came up the lake from Canada and established themselves at Chimney Point in 1730. In 1731, at Cross Point Fort Frederic was erected. In the year 1759, General Amherst occupied Cross Point and British settler's settlers came in. The Battle of Bennington in Bennington, fought on August 16, 1777, brought a turning point for the American independence against British.

Finally, in 1783, peace was declared, settlers began to return and new communities were formed. Addison County was established on October 18, 1795 and encompassed most of the lands in northwestern Vermont bounded by Lake Champlain.

This county was established by act of the Legislature October 18, 1785 at the period of Vermont Republic. In 1791, Vermont joined the federal union after the original thirteen colonies. When Vermont was admitted to the Union in 1791, the size of the County was reduced to its present area with a population of about 6,400 settlers.

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As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 808 square miles (2,093 km 2 ), of which, 770 square miles (1,995 km 2 ) of it is land and 38 square miles (99 km 2 ) of it (4.72%) is water. The primary stream of the county is Otter Creek, which runs through the county from the south to the north.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Chittenden County, Vermont - north
  • Washington County, Vermont - northeast
  • Orange County, Vermont - east
  • Windsor County, Vermont - southeast
  • Rutland County, Vermont - south
  • Washington County, New York - southwest
  • Essex County, New York - west

Obrazovanje

Addison County has the following high schools:

Vergennes Union High School in Vergennes
Mt. Abe Union High School in Bristol
Middlebury Union High School in Middlebury
Middlebury Union Middle School in Middlebury

Addison County is also home to two institutions of higher learning, Middlebury College and the Community College of Vermont, both located in Middlebury


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Addison

Like the Indians before them, the first white settlers made their homes near rivers and groves of native timber that gave them the fuel and water needed for survival. The first pioneers in what is now Addison Township were Hezekiah Dunklee (also spelled Duncklee) from Hillsborough, New Hampshire, and Mason Smith from Potsdam, New York. They arrived in Chicago September 3, 1833, having traveled by land from Detroit. They left Chicago five days later, and following a northwest trail made the year before by General Winfield Scott’s army through twenty miles of flat, grassy marshland and prairie, they came to a large grove of trees located on the eastern bank of a river, which later became known as Salt Creek. After surveying the land to the west of the river, they returned to the north end of the grove.

On May 25, 1834, Bernhard Joachim Koehler and his family settled east of Dunklee’s Grove on the present site of the River Forest Country Club. On that same day the Friedrich Graues settled south of the grove. These two families were the first of a large German influx during the next few years. Others to follow were the Stuenkels, the Krages, the Roter­munds, the Kruses, the Fienes, and the Buchholzes.

Most of the necessities of life were produced on the farms, but often the pioneers had to travel to Chicago to buy other provisions. With no roads through the prairie, travel was difficult. Many walked the eighteen miles to Chicago.The Des Plaines River flooded after heavy rains, and at those times such travel was impossible. Wells were dug by hand, often to a depth of thirty or forty feet, and a windmill was built to pump the water. If there was not enough wind, pumping was done by hand.

In 1839 Dunklee’s Grove became part of Washington Precinct. When township organization was adopted in 1849, Washington Precinct became known as Addison Township.

Od 1874 Atlas & History of DuPage County, Illinois.

After the first pioneers settled, other friends and relatives came to claim lands. In 1837 there were thirty families living in the Dunklee’s Grove area. By 1844 there were 200 people living in the vicinity. Gradually businesses were established, such as a steam grist mill, a general store, a cobbler’s shop and a blacksmith shop. In 1867 the Heidemann Mill was constructed in Addison to serve the residents who had been taking their grain to surrounding communities to be ground.

By 1853 state laws enabled school districts to be formed, and District 4 came into being with the building of its first public school in 1858. Peter Nikel was the teacher. The building was located on the southwest corner of Addison and Army Trail roads. Today it is part of the Edward Green home. The German population of Addison Township formed a church in 1838 which was called the German United Reformed Lutheran Congregation of Dunklee’s Grove. In 1849 the first church school building was erected in Addison, near the corner of Army Trail Road and May Street.

In 1864 the Evangelical Lutheran Teachers’ Seminary was built in Addison to train teachers for the Lutheran school system. Their lecture hall, which opened in 1885, included a chapel, and it was here that the residents of Addison worshipped from 1893-1906. In 1906 the Lutheran congregation built the St. Paul Church along Army Trail Road near Lake Street.

In 1874 the Evangelical Lutheran Orphan Home was built to “raise, train, and educate orphans, half orphans and other children entrusted to its care.” All children from the Orphan Home who were of school age went to St. Paul’s Christian Day School. After graduation from the eighth grade, the girls would remain in the Home for work and future training. The boys were placed on farms, truck farms or in greenhouses to work.

In 1884 the village of Addison became incorporated. The population at the time was 400. The first president was Henry Buchholz, who served in that position from 1884 to 1891. In 1890 five Addison men formed the Addison Railroad Company, Inc. These were William Leeseberg, Louis Stuenkel, Edward Rotermund, Professor Johann Backhaus, and H. Z. Zuttermeister. Stock capital amounted to $5,000. A charter was issued on July 16, 1890, for the right to a stretch of land from today’s North Avenue into Addison to build a railroad track. In agreement was made with the Illinois Central Railroad officials to provide the railroad bed and equipment and to maintain and operate the railroad for fifty years from that date. The cost of the whole right-of-way was $16,488.90. The first train came to Addison for the Orphan Home Picnic on September 12, 1890.

Illinois Central Train in Addison on “Orphan Home Festival Day.” Courtesy Historical Museum of Addison.

Telephone service became available in 1895. Addison’s first bank, the Addison State Bank, opened in 1902. In 1912 the Public Service Company of Northern Illinois brought in light and power lines. Electric street lights burned in Addison for the first time on February 1 That same year the Western United Gas and Electric Company brought gas lines into the area.

In 1913 the Lutheran Teachers’ Seminary moved out of Addison to River Forest, where it is now known as Concordia College. The Seminary had been a vital part of Addison’s history for almost fifty years. The Seminary buildings were purchased by the Chicago City Mission Society as a home for dependent children who had had little opportunity for moral, mental or physical development. The children, who were referred by the juvenile courts, were moved from Chicago to Addison in 1916. This became known as the Addison Manual Training School for Boys and the Industrial School for Girls, known generally as the Kinderheim.

Illustrations by Vivian Krentz. Graphics by Ron Carringi.

Street improvements began in the late 19th century. During the 1920s roadways were improved and the automobile made its appearance. The former muddy roads and dusty trails gave way to gravel and concrete roads, and the population patterns began changing. With better routes and the railroad, people were building their homes along the roads.

Two lanes of Lake Street were paved in 1922. A narrow gauge railroad was built along Lake Street to the quarry in Elmhurst to bring gravel and cement to the site. When the roadwork was completed, these tracks were removed. Because of the desire to thoroughly modernize the town, a water system was installed in 1924.

Also, by 1924 the Kinderheim had outgrown the structures which had housed the Seminary, and the building was torn down to make room for a new two-story brick building to house the young people of Kinderheim. This was completed in 1925. Today that structure serves as the municipal building and houses the police department.

Plass Garage. Arthur Krage, George Rathje, George Plass, Warren Web stand before the Ford Agency in 1925. Courtesy Historical Museum of Addison.

Increased traffic along Lake Street prompted the widening of the road in 1930 to forty feet all the way from Cook County line to Ontario­ville, a distance of 12’h miles, and the constructing of a three-span bridge over Salt Creek at Lake Street. Addison was served by the Marigold Bus Line, which came from Chicago every hour on the hour. It followed the same route that had been used in 1837 by the Frink and Walker Line on its way toward Galena, these stage coaches having stopped for a change of horses in Addison.

During the 1930s Addison, as well as the rest of the country, was plunged into the Great Depression. In Addison the bank was forced to close, although in 1933 enough money was raised (between $8,000 and $9,000) to meet legal requirements, and the bank was again able to open for business. The residents of Addison were able to weather the lean years by raising food for their tables, and by taking any job, no matter how small the pay.

The years of World War II brought prosperity once again to the community. Again the men of Addison served proudly in all the services. There were 86 of them in the war. Miraculously, all of them returned safely. Among the Addison residents who had been taken prisoner were Lester Rotermund in Germany, and William Stuenkel in Italy. There were two casualties among those who came from the area outside of Addison: Wilbur Backhaus, who was killed in the Battle of the Bulge and Ernst Ellerbruch who was killed in Sicily.

When World War II ended and the servicemen began returning from overseas, a housing shortage developed. The “G. I. Bill” gave young families the opportunity to purchase homes, and the “baby boom” of the post-war years brought many new residents to Chicago’s suburbs. The population in 1950 was 823. By 1963 it had reached 13,272. Generating a marked increase in village revenue, this growth affected the construction industry and also created additional demands for village services. Schools were soon unable to accommodate the large number of young children, and population projections indicated a need for future expansion of the school system.

School District 4 constructed a building in a second location in 1957, and in that same year St. Joseph Catholic Parish also opened a grade school. From that date, when Fullerton School was built, until 1972 the number increased to nine public grade schools and one junior high school.

In 1965 a second Catholic grade school, St. Philip the Apostle, was built. In 1966 there were two secondary schools built, Addison Trail High School and Driscoll Catholic High School.

Additional religious facilities were added to serve the increased population. Originally most of the residents had been German Lutherans, and the few Catholic families attended church in Elmhurst. As the number of families increased, so did the diversity of faiths. Between 1954 and 1965 there were seven churches of different denominations built.

The “G. I. Bill” was also used by many of the returning servicemen after World War II. Addison established an industrial park with a railroad line that ran into the area. Highways were being improved, and the short distance from O’Hare Airport was an attraction to many manufacturers who built in the park. These additional plants, in turn, brought more people to Addison to live. Many of the farmers surrounding Addison began to sell their farms as property values rose and their taxes increased accordingly.

Prior to 1950 there were few parks and playgrounds in Addison however, as developers subdivided the land, they were encouraged by village officials to set aside areas in each subdivision to be used as parks. In 1958 the Central Park Committee was formed. This was a volunteer group of homeowners who helped establish and maintain parks. The Addison Recreation Club, another volunteer group, began working with Addison’s youth in the early 1950s. In 1965 Addison voters approved a referendum to establish a park district, which now owns over 200 acres of land at eighteen sites and offers activities for residents of all ages, from tots to senior citizens.

In 1962 a public library was established in the municipal building. In 1968 a new building was constructed along Lake Street at Kennedy Drive to house the Addison Public Library.

The banking industry also grew along with the population. Before 1950 the Addison State Bank was the only bank in Addison. As population and businesses increased, the need for additional financial services brought the opening of six other banks or saving and loan associations to the village.

The building industry that began flourishing after World War II concentrated on single-family homes in Addison. More recently developers have obtained permits to build multiple family homes, apartments, townhouses and condominiums. Decreasing availability of land and rising construction costs have contributed to this trend. Today shopping centers have replaced the earlier “general stores.” Shops and restaurants have opened specializing in ethnic goods for an increasingly diverse population.

Also, the schools, with an increased enrollment of children from families new to this country, have had to include bilingual courses in their curriculum. High technology advances have caused many services and business establishments to turn to computers and new training programs for their personnel. Addison’s special education organization, the Ray Graham Association, its Lutherbrook (successor to the Evangelical Lutheran Orphan Home), its assistance programs through the Community Switchboard, its support for cultural growth through the arts programs are all a part of Addison’s response to varying needs.

To summarize, during the past 150 years Addison has grown from a few hardy settlers planting their crops to a town of 30,000 citizens engaged in a multitude of occupations. The quiet hamlet where everyone knew everyone else has given place to a suburb bustling with activity. Today, as it has been throughout its history, Addison is a caring community.

Pearl Morris and Vivian Krentz are co-authors of AddisonVillage of Friendship, the community’s centennial book.