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USS LSM-62


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Echo - Tango
NVET
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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal



USS LSM-62 was transferred to the Republic of China (Taiwan)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 7 July 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 29 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-62, 27 August 1944, LT. Herman W. Liehr USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-62 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Six, CDR. A. R. Quinn, USN
    LSM Group Sixteen, LCDR. J. T. Brugger Jr. USNR;
    LSM Division Thirty-One and participated in the campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and Occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 April to 17 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-62 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    20 September 1945 to 6 May 19468 to 29 May 1946

  • Decommissioned, struck from the Naval Register, and turned over to the Republic of China, 29 May 1946, at Shanghai, China
  • USS LSM-62 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, 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-62 80k USS LSM-62 anchored at San Fernando, Luzon, P.I., 1945. Donald W. Kehl
    LSM-62 131k USS LSM-62 beached at Okinawa, circa 2 April to 17 June 1945. Patrick Wills
    Courtesy George Neuman MoMM2/c USS LSM-62
    LSM-62 134k USS LSM-62 off the Okinawa beachhead with a load of tanks., circa 2 April to 17 June 1945. Patrick Wills
    Courtesy George Neuman MoMM2/c USS LSM-62
    LSM-62 129k USS LSM-62 beached at Okinawa, 1945 Donald W. Kehl to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-62 69k USS LSM-62 under way at Yokosuka, Japan, May 1946 Donald W. Kehl to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-62 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Liehr, Herman W., USNR27 August 1944 - ?

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