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International Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 1 March 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co, Houston, TX.
Launched, 9 April 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-3, 16 May 1944, LTjg. Douglas L Adams, USNR in command
During WWII USS LSM-3 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla One, LCDR. H.B. Taliaferro, USN (28);
LSM Group One, LCDR. F. L. O'Leary, USNR;
LSM Division One and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-3 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 to 28 September 1945||
|29 September to 5 October 1945||29 September to 5 October 1945
|6 October to 30 November 1945||
Decommissioned, 1 May 1946, at Charleston, S.C.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-3 earned one battle star for World War II service
Sold 20 October 1946 to Creole Petroleum Corporation, New York, N.Y. for commercial service
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1964
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" (ovl)
Beam 34' 6"
light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
one twin bow mounted 40mm gun
four single 20mm gun mounts
Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) Diesel engines, direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
Ship's Service Generators
two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
twin propellers, 2,800shp
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||USS LSM-3 beaching, date and location unknown. Already on the beach is an unidentified LCT.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-3 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9)
|01||LTjg. Adams, Douglas L., USNR||16 Mary 1955 - ?|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last Updated 5 May 2017
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