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Page updated Feb. 13, 2012


This photo of the LST-1013 has just become available,
sent from Michael Maddock, son of one of the 1013's crew, Joseph Maddock!

This 1013 was one of George's ships.
He was given its command when he was assigned to it.


Here are several of the crew, with Joseph Maddock in the middle of the picture.

This is Fore River shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts,
where she was built.
She was commissioned May 2, 1944.


Mar. 7, 1946 - Orders for George to command her up into China:



LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship: Laid down, 13 March 1944, at Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, MA.; Launched, 16 April 1944; Commissioned USS LST-1013, 2 May 1944. During World War II, LST-1013 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Leyte landings, October 1944; Lingayen Gulf landings, January 1945; Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, April through June 1945. Following the war, LST-1013 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early June 1946. Decommissioned, 11 June 1946 and transferred to the State Department for disposition the same day, fate unknown; Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946. LST-1013 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

Specifications: Displacement 1,625 t.(lt), 3,640 t.(fl); Length 328'; Beam 50'; Draft unloaded, bow 2' 4" stern 7' 6", loaded bow 8' 2" stern 14' 1"; Speed 12k.; Complement 8-10 Officers, 89-100 Enlisted; Troop Capacity, approx. 130 officers and enlisted; Boats, two LCVP; Armament; one single 3"/50 gun mount., eight 40mm guns, twelve 20mm guns; Propulsion, two General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders.

LST-1013
was laid down on 13 March at Quincy, Mass., by the Bethlehem Steel Co.; launched on 16 April 1944; and commissioned on 2 May 1944, Lt. Charles K. Carroll, USNR, in command.

During World War II, LST-1013 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Leyte landings—October 1944

Lingayen Gulf landings—January 1945

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto—April through June 1945

Following the war, LST-1013 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early June 1946. She was decommissioned on 11 June 1946 and transferred to the State Department for disposition that same date. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 19 July 1946.

LST-1013 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

Here are George (on the right) and a ship buddy, Dick Harris, getting some rays
ashore at one of the more tropical ports.




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