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Subject: Re: LST-797

John Logan
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Date Posted: 09/24/11 16:35:54
In reply to: Smitty 's message, "LST-797" on 10/26/10 04:40:56

LST-797 was part of Task Unit 51.15.26 which left Kerama Retto for Guam on April 28, 1945.

The convoy arrived at Apra Harbor, Guam on May 6, 1945.

After the arrival I do not know where any of the ships went, except the Lindsey.

Makeup of Task Unit 51.15.26

Task Unit Screen
U.S.S. Purdy (DD-734)--Allen M. Sumner class

Seley (?) Probably the USS Schley (APD-14)(DD-103)--Wickes Class

U.S.S. Gillis (AVD-12)--Seaplane Tender (ex-DD-260)

U.S.S. Stringham (APD-6) High Speed Transport (ex-DD-83)

Ships in convoy formation (probably not in this order)

DD-665 U.S.S Bryant

ATA-187--Auxiliary Tug--

ATR-38 --Rescue Tug

ATR-51 --Rescue Tug

ATR-62 --Rescue Tug

ATR-80 --Rescue Tug

LCS(L)-116--Infantry Landing Craft (Large)

LSM-28--Medium Landing Ship

LST-662--Tank Landing Ship

LST-797--Tank Landing Ship

LST-1000--Tank Landing Ship

Fleet tug "Yuma" (ATF-94), (Towing Lindsey)

U.S.S Lindsey--DM-32-(Ex DD-771)--Damaged at Okinawa. Being towed backwards.---Sunk as target off Virginia, 5/9/1972.

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