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D-Day Log of LST282

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D-Day Log for LST 282

United States Ship LST282 Thursday 6 June 1944
0000 
Underway as before pursuant to operations order Onwent, Uncle 3. Commander Guillot in  this ship O. T. C. of convoy consisting of LSTís 282, 230, 47, 48, and 281. Escorts - Destroyers  Fitch and Corry and 2 ATRís, approaching transport area, course making good 201, speed 2/3.

0034 

Buoy #15 abeam to port.

0047 

Maneuvering on various courses to stay in swept channel.

0108 

Buoy #18 abeam to port.

0130 

Using engines to stay in channel, very little headway on, waiting for transports.

0202 

Sounded condition Tare.

0211 

Power on six davits, bow and stern anchor. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds  to anchorage in transport area.

0242 

Let go port bow anchor. Turned on blue stern light; sounded one blast; lowered away all small boats.

0246 

Boats 1,5 and 4 shoved off. #2 wouldnít start; secured blue stern light. Anchored approximately  22,000 yards N. E. of Mageliene Sands, English Channel, France with 60 fathoms of chain at the capstan to port bow anchor.

0254 

Boats 3 and 6 shoved off.

0326 

Secured from I Tare, set condition II, port section 

0330 

Secured main engines but advised keeping them warmed up for ready use.

0345 

Hoisted LCVP #2. Relieved of deck.
P. T. Hughes


Ensign, USNR.


0400 

Anchored as before.

0418 

ATRís brought RHT 21 up to bow and cut it loos to drift to this vessel.

0630 

H Hour.

0648 

P. C. maneuvering around with RHT 21 it picked up.

0701 

RHF 21 pulled along to starboard .

0722 

Hoisted 2 LCVPís off RHF 21 on davits 3 and 5.

0725 

Lowered 2 LCVPís from davits.

0740 

Hoisted bow anchor, let go stern anchor 

0746 

Power on bow doors, ramp and elevator.

0750 

Rhino pulled us toward bow. Relieved of deck.
H. E. Bergner,


Ensign, USNR


0800 

Anchored as before.

0809 

Hoisted boat davit #2 

0814 

Hoisted boat davit #4 

0822 

LCT 2135 alongside port to refuel. Small craft off starboard hand with information that  our small boat #5 had been swamped but troops had been put on the beach and crew including Lt. (jg) KUCEY rescued.

0855 

Started pumping fuel to LCT 2135 (British).

0900 

Red web.

0910 

Small boat returned and is standing to assist Rhino in marrying LST 282. Completed refueling LCT 2135 - 3,775 gallons. LCT 2135 shoved off.

0955 

LCVP #1 alongside to starboard.

0959 

Started hoisting boat on #5 davit. Rhino barge married to our bow and Army equipment  is being disembarked.

1026 

LCVP #3 returned to #1 boat davit.

1028 

Hoisted LCVP on #1 boat davit.

1038 

Rhino tug cast off from our bow with Army equipment - 20 vehicles.

1045 

Turned on blowers to aft end of tank deck.

1100 

LCT 456 alongside our port - casualty brought aboard.

1107 

LCT 456 cast off. Two LCMís alongside for hot chow.

1111 

Started lowering vehicles into tank deck by elevator.

1114 

LCVP 47-3 alongside to part.

1126 

LCVP alongside boat davit #6 with casualties - 18 survisors of LCT 458 which struck mine.
P. T. Hughes,


Ensigh, USNR


1200 

Anchored as before. USCG-10 alongside with casualties. No record of number taken.

1220 

Lowered LCVP #1 from #5 davit - JORDAN, DEGUZMAN, FOY and LARKIN shoved off in it.

1232 

LCVP #2 with Lt. (jg) WAGNER, HAZLINGER, COX, LEAK, Sm3c, JACOBI and DELAP,  returned to davit #5 with 7 casualties.

1243 

LCVP from PA 33 came along to starboard to find out what percent we had unloaded.

1252 

LCI 219 came by port for orders.

1255 

LCT 517 came by starboard for orders.

1257 

LCT 809 on port side for orders.

1259 

LCVP 47-1 cast off after discharging casualties.

1300 

Coast Guard boad cast off after discharging casualties. Started unloading into LCT 811 married to bow.

1307 

LCT 517 along to starboard and discharged. Lt. (jg) KUCEY and boat crew picked up when their boat swamped.

1308 

LCT 809 came along to port and moored.

1311 

LCT 811 shoved off from bow with 18 vehicles.

1320 

LCT 764 came along to starboard then cast off.

1324 

LCT 765 came along to port and moored.

1333 

One officer and 4 enlisted men came aboard for further transfer to reference vessel from LCT 764.

1345 

LCM along to port taking on medical supplies.

1347 

LCVP #20 from PA33 along to starboard and moored outboard of our LCVP at davit #5.

1356 

LCT 809 married to bow to disembark Army vehicles and personnel.

1358 

LCVP #20 from PA33 cast off. LCT 809 broke loose.

1402 

LCVP #2 cast off to make way for LCM 61 with casualties. LCVP #3 cast off #1 davit.

1410 

LCM 61 moored by davit #5 with 24 casualties.

1425 

LCT 809 alongside to port outboard of LCT 765.

1429 

LCT 809 cast off.

1437 

LCT 765 cast off. APA 5 got underway.

1517 

LCT 809 moored to port.

1521 

Group of LCMís laying off port side.

1544 

LCM 81 moored to port to discharge two casualties.

1545 

Gyros checked every twenty minutes. Relieved of deck.
P. T. Hughes,


Ensign, USNR


1600 

Anchored as before. LCM 101 came alongside port side.

1606 

Concluded taking on casualties from LCM 61.

1614 

Cast off LCT 809, with 15 vehicles aboard.

1617 

LCM 61 shoved off.

1642 

LCM 101 discharged two casualties.

1657 

LCT 2421 alongside - discharged 5 army casualties to this vessel.

1715 

LCI (L) 219 tied up along port side.

1756

Commander GUILLOT, Commander Task Unit 125. 5. 2 and Commander LST Flotilla TEN  disembarked from this vessel with staff including Lt. Commander PERRY, Lt. (jg) MORGAN, Lt. (jg) SPENCER, Lt. (jg) FOX, Ens. SCHLEIFER, Ens. STELLINGER, Ens. GALLAGHER and staff of 16 enlisted men.

1805 

USCG 9 came alongside to take on gasoline - took on 100 gallons and shoved off.

1849 

LCT 765 married to bow, took on 10 vehicles and 32 men and shoved off.

1917 

Hoisted LCVP #3 on davit #5.

1943 

LCT 594 married to bow to discharge vehicles.

1945 

Relieved of deck.
Jerome Dobbin, 
Ensign, USNR

2000 

Anchored as before.

2022 

LCT 594 completed loading with two vehicles remaining aboard this ship.

2034 

LCT 594 shoved off.

2125 

Set special sea detail. Made preparations to get underway.

2130 

Gyros checked - satisfactory.

2137 

Underway using various speeds and courses proceeding to new anchorage area three miles  closer Magdeliene Sands.

2221 

Let go stern anchor to 700 feet.

2247 

Secured main engines.

2300 

LCT 809 being married to us to remove remaining Army vehicles. Maintained darkened ship.

2350 

Set condition II. Relieved of deck.
H. E. Bergner,


Ensign, USNR 


From Sheldon:  If anyone has a diary, story, or remembrance of any of the shipmates of the 282 that they would like to share, I would love to make a spot here for them. Please e-mail: webmaster@landingship.com or snail mail:  Sheldon Aubut, 38 Peterson St. Houlton WI 54082


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