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USS LSM-3


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Alpha - Echo
NVAE
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:

    Asiatic-Pacific 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 194529 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft
    light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
    fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    Complement
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    Armament
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    Propulsion
    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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    LSM-3 51k 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)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Adams, Douglas L., USNR16 Mary 1955 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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