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USS LSM-76 was transferred to the Republic of China (Taiwan)
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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-76, 23 September 1944, LTjg. Paul Sweedler, USNR in command
During World War II LSM-76 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
Decommissioned, struck from the Naval Register, and transferred to Nationalist China, 17 June 1946
Escaped, to Taiwan in October 1949
Commissioned in May 1952 into the Taiwanese Navy, renumber LSM-349
Final Disposition, scrapped in 197
LSM-76 earned one battle star for World War II service
- Okinawa Gunto operation;
(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 9 April to 3 June 1945
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-76 moored, date and place unknown.
||Stephen Messerlan to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-76 and LSM-77 moored, date and place unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-76 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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