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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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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)
    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-75 100k 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
    LSM-75 74k 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).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Davis, George H., USNR22 September 1944 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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