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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-75, 22 September 1944, LT. George H. Davis, USNR in command
During World War II LSM-75 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
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" oa
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 single 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
Troop Capacity 2 officers, 46 enlisted
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Propulsion two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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||LSM-75 transferring LTjg Joseph Leskin MC USNR by bosun's chair in mid-Pacific to LST-794 while enroute to Espiritu Santo from Pearl Harbor, January 1945.
||Ed Briggs USS LSM-75 courtesy Steve MacMinn LST-794 web site
||LSM-75 steams alongsideLST-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 DANFS history extract for LSM-75 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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Last Updated 19 November 2004
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