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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 5 August 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 30 August 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-75, 22 September 1944, LT. George H. Davis USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-75 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Six, CDR. A. R. Quinn USN;
LSM Group Seventeen, LCDR. C. H. Johnson, USNR;
LSM Division Thirty-Three
Following World War II USS LSM-75 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 11 to 28 September 1945
Decommissioned, 19 April 1946, at New Orleans, LA.
Struck from the Naval Register date unknown
Final disposition, sold, 18 September 1947, to Alexander Shipyard Inc., New Orleans, LA., fate unknown
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-75 transferring LTjg Joseph Leskin MC USNR by bosun's chair in mid-Pacific to
USS LST-794 while enroute to Espiritu Santo from Pearl Harbor, January 1945.
||Ed Briggs USS LSM-75 courtesy Steve MacMinn LST-794 web site
||USS LSM-75 steams alongside USS LST-794 after
completing the transfer of LTjg Joseph Leskin MC USNR by Bosun's chair while enroute to Espiritu Santo from Pearl Harbor, January 1945.
||Steve MacMinn LST-794 web site
The history extract for USS LSM-75 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Davis, George H., USNR||22 September 1944 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
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