LST–325 Historical Collection : Materials related to LST–325 prior to acquisiton by the USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc. in 2000
Title:
USS LST–325 Deck Logs – June, 1944
Object ID:
2015.054.031
Object Name:
Log, Ship's
Date:
06/1944
Scope & Content:
Deck Logs for USS LST–325 during the month of June from 1944, each day documented on a separate page; 40 pages total


Trip 1 (June 2–9) [.03–.13]
Cargo to [59 vehicles, 30 officers, 396 enlisted onboard; all Army, US (AUS) forces]
June 7–8 –– Arrival and unloading at Omaha Beach via landing craft, did not land ashore
Cargo from [38 casualties, 98 survivors of scuttled British freighters on board]

Trip 2 (June 10–14) [.14–.16]
Cargo to [40 vehicles, 13 officers, 191 enlisted, 55 5–gallon cans: gasoline, 55 5–gallon cans: empty (water), 6 cans: oil, 1 barrage balloon; AUS]
June 12 –– Landing at Sugar Red Beach (Utah); first physical landing at Normandy (June 12)
Cargo from [68 German POWs & 4 AUS guards]

Trip 3 (June 14–17) [.20–.23]
Cargo to [71 vehicles, 7 officers, 141 enlisted; all AUS]
June 15–16 –– Landing at Sugar Red Beach (Utah)
Cargo from [17 British casualties]
June 17 –– Upon return to England, collision with British–manned LCT on June 17 (damage: 15 foot cut in hull between frames 8 & 10, midway between 2nd & 3rd decks on starboard side)

Trip 4 (June 18–23) [.24–.32]
June 18 –– Temporary repairs for collision damage
Cargo to [74 vehicles, 8 officers, 246 enlisted; 7th Royal Tank Regiment, UK]
June 19–21 –– Arrival at Baie de la Seine (Normandy) & moored awaiting calmer weather for landing
June 21 –– Landing at Juno Beach; return to sea & moored
June 22 –– Bouy & wire caught in starboard propellor; landing at Juno "M" Green Beach, clearing wire
Cargo from [254 men]

Trip 5 (June 24–28) [.33–.37]
Cargo to [45 vehicles, 6 officers, 152 enlisted; AUS]
June 26 –– Landing at Utah Green Beach
Cargo from [796 German POWs, 9 AUS guards]

Trip 6 (June 28–July 2) [.031.37–.032.05]
Cargo to [48 vehicles, 16 officers, 201 enlisted; British]
June 29 –– Landing at Juno Beach Mike White; unable to unload due to landing timing
June 30 –– Unloading of cargo
Cargo from [12 German POWs and 12 British guards; 3 British officers, 3 British ratings]
{continued in 2015.054.032 July catalog}
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