LST 1138
aka USS   STEUBEN COUNT             
   Years 1952-1955

Newport RI. -- 4 months
Training begins in Newport in the fall on 1952
Marching to Class in Newport RI.         1952
Barracks in Newport
Inspection    October     1952
Located here after the 4
months of training we were
now graduates and trying to
acclimate. The session here
was to observe actual landings
by the amphibious groups from
bleachers on a lake. An
accident occurred in one of the
events which injured several
of the troop.
Great Lakes Training Center near Chicago ILL.  -- 5 weeks
Diesel engines and components used in the LST were studied intensely to prepare us for our
duty which in my case would be the LST 1138 which was located in San Diego Ca.
The Engineering building where
we studied  Diesel engines and
The base kitchen burned down in
January 1953 but  It did not affect
us  - we ate in another location
See Page Eight for a visit to some famous OLD homes designed by the Architect  Frank Lloyd Wright.   I found the time to
take a few pictures in the nearby Chicago suburbs.
Great Lake Naval Training Base,
Chicago offices/ barracks  The
"S" stands for shelter as in bomb
Norfolk Va  No pictures