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USS LSM-27


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Charlie - Alpha
NVCA
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 7 May 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 28 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-27, 28 June 1944, LT. Carlisle O. Byrd, Jr., USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-27 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Nine, CDR. D. L. Francis USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Six, LCDR. L. Brouwer, USN;
    LSM Division Fifty-One and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation;
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 January 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-27 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 4 to `3 September 1945
  • Decommissioned, 3 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-27 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, February 1947, to Smallship Sales & Service Co., Seattle, WA, fate unknown
    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-27 81k USS LSM-27 Commissioning Plaque Wayne Snyder for his father Harold P. Snyder USS LSM-27
    LSM-27 87k USS LSM-27 moored in a nest of LSMs, date and location unknown. Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-27 75k USS LSM-27 moored in a nest of LSMs, date and location unknown. Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
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    LSM-27 72k USS LSM-27 entering the Advanced Base Dock USS ASBD-6 at Guam, Marianas, date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-27 85k USS LSM-27 drydocked in the Advanced Base Dock USS ASBD-6 at Guam, Marianas, date unknown. Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-27 71k USS LSM-27 date and location unknown. Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
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    LSM-27 71k USS LSM-27crew photo, probably at Guam, date unknown. LCT-1294 is also beached here. Alfred Gedaly to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for LSM-27 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Byrd Jr., Carlisle O., USNR28 June 1944 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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