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Revised   7 / 11 /  07
The author of this site was born in Michigan, schooled there and in the latter part of the Korean War
chose to enter the US Navy to do his duty. I decided on the Amphibious Warfare group and selected the
ship known as LST which appears below. Prior to duty on board we trained at several locations. The first
and foremost was an intense 4 month course workout in Newport RI. followed by Little Creek VA. and
Great Lakes Training Center near Chicago Ill.
Photo of flag flying
from the LST 1138
Masthead. 1953 >>
Mooring buoy in San Diego
Harbor 1953
click on seals.
Getting to know us.

Newport, Little Creek

San Dieg

Marshall Islands


Japan  / Korea



crew members

New pictures 1

WW 2

Log / Guest Sign-in
under construction
This display will stay with what this author knows about the locations, activities  and experiences the
LST 1138 had in the years 1953 to 1955.  In the event that someone out there has some pictures and
events in other years that you think might be useful in expanding the years and activities of this site
Please click on the link provided below.
The History of the LST can be found in several official records that cover in depth their origin and
give specifics of the size and use which they adapted. You can click on the link shown below to find
some of that information. A brief history is available below.
In the meantime page Two provides a brief look at the training locations, housing
and inspections.
Cherry Blossoms
Go to  for information on LST week 2007 with LST 325 in Evansville
Indiana.      The date is September 26  - September 30 for a tour, breakfast aboard the LST
325, sail on the LST 325, Cost $25 plus lots of free stuff and some extras.  Click here >>>
LST 1138
aka USS Steuben County
Years 1952 -1955
Special attention for
WW2 veterans- check
out pg 11
See Iraqi picture on
page 10