The U.S. Army is building LST's

The U.S. Army is building LST's

Joined: August 24th, 2003, 1:23 pm

May 25th, 2007, 4:41 pm #1

U.S Army Returns to LST’s design--just under a different name….

The U.S. Army is constructing a fleet of new ocean going ships equal to LST-325's size with a length of 320 feet and a beam of 60 feet. They are designated LSV’s for Logistic Support Vessels.

TRIVIA: Internationally, the initials which precede U.S. Army ships is USAV, and not, U.S.S. as for U.S. Navy.

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May 25th, 2007, 7:56 pm #2

TRIVIA = TRUE, Signal Bridge....

I loved the photo. If it looks like a T, "walks" (in this case sails) like a T... then it IS a T...

Hadn't heard about this, but it's pretty cool!

Made me feel better after you skunked me on the other Trivia test.

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Joined: September 20th, 2006, 1:23 pm

May 26th, 2007, 12:24 am #3

U.S Army Returns to LST’s design--just under a different name….

The U.S. Army is constructing a fleet of new ocean going ships equal to LST-325's size with a length of 320 feet and a beam of 60 feet. They are designated LSV’s for Logistic Support Vessels.

TRIVIA: Internationally, the initials which precede U.S. Army ships is USAV, and not, U.S.S. as for U.S. Navy.

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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 1:23 pm

May 26th, 2007, 3:38 am #4

U.S Army Returns to LST’s design--just under a different name….

The U.S. Army is constructing a fleet of new ocean going ships equal to LST-325's size with a length of 320 feet and a beam of 60 feet. They are designated LSV’s for Logistic Support Vessels.

TRIVIA: Internationally, the initials which precede U.S. Army ships is USAV, and not, U.S.S. as for U.S. Navy.

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The LSV’s are constructed with special coastal support functions--Helicopter operations, Semi-submersible tank deck to launch amphibious vehicles (or submarines), and combat troops with their vehicles/tanks.

The new design is LOA 320 ft, beam 60 ft, draft underway 12 ft, beach draft 4 ft, speed 12 knots, range 8,400 nm, makes 2,000 gal of fresh water per day, stores 275,000 gal of fresh water, 150,000 gal of fuel, with 2 16-6445, 1950 hp engines with a bow thruster. The amphibious complement is 144 troops and 6 officers…a fully equipped combat Company.

The ship is much improved, but serves much like the LST’s did in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. LST gators that are members of the MDYC or TGYC…leave your Motto.

“You Call, We Haul” WESCO, LST-1167
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May 26th, 2007, 5:19 am #5

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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 1:23 pm

May 26th, 2007, 10:13 am #6

When in country, I never saw the USAV Page, but I learned subsequently that the USAV Page was the Army's prototype vessel to the LSV’s.

Great photos of the USAV Page...but I dont think I would stand on 500 lb bombs...Well maybe, that is why I joined the Navy and not the Army.
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May 26th, 2007, 7:05 pm #7

The LSV’s are constructed with special coastal support functions--Helicopter operations, Semi-submersible tank deck to launch amphibious vehicles (or submarines), and combat troops with their vehicles/tanks.

The new design is LOA 320 ft, beam 60 ft, draft underway 12 ft, beach draft 4 ft, speed 12 knots, range 8,400 nm, makes 2,000 gal of fresh water per day, stores 275,000 gal of fresh water, 150,000 gal of fuel, with 2 16-6445, 1950 hp engines with a bow thruster. The amphibious complement is 144 troops and 6 officers…a fully equipped combat Company.

The ship is much improved, but serves much like the LST’s did in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. LST gators that are members of the MDYC or TGYC…leave your Motto.

“You Call, We Haul” WESCO, LST-1167
Silent Homecoming 1965


My shining shoes echoed hollow sounds
as I walked home towards that sacred ground
where childhoods were spent in laughter and sun.
That time that was long before I learned to shoot a gun.
For me no bands or crowds came to greet
as I left the bus and found the street.
I did notice that faces turned looked away
from this uniform all pressed with medals displayed.
A small town where no one said, "Hello!"?
A small town where there was no one I didn't know.
Now, in retrospect,
this greeting seems like cheers
Compared to comrades returning to their homes
the next ten years.....

Richard McGinty
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May 29th, 2007, 1:08 am #8

Thank you....Lest We Forgot....the run from Vung Tau to Newport Pier, Saigon was the longest 40 miles of my life....Rung Sat was a safe zone, but Subic was great.
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