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USS LSM-76


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Foxtrot - Uniform
NVFU
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 Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal



USS LSM-76 was transferred to the Republic of China (Taiwan)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 5 August 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 30 August
  • Commissioned USS LSM-76, 23 September 1944, LTjg. Paul Sweedler USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-76 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 and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 9 April to 3 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-76 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    14 September 1945 to 26 May 194627 May to 17 June 1946

  • Decommissioned, struck from the Naval Register, and transferred to Nationalist China, 17 June 1946
  • USS LSM-76 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Escaped, to Taiwan in October 1949
  • Commissioned in May 1952 into the Taiwanese Navy, renumbered LSM-349
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1957
    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-76 56k USS LSM-76 moored, date and location unknown. Stephen Messerlan to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-76 107k USS LSM-76 and USS LSM-77 moored, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for LSM-76 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Sweedler, Paul, USNR23 September 1944 - ?

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