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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:
|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 1946||27 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
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-76 moored, date and location unknown.
||Stephen Messerlan to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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).
|01||LTjg. Sweedler, Paul, USNR||23 September 1944 - September 1945|
|02||LTjg. Espey Jr., Julius T., USNR||September 1945 - March 1946|
|03||LTjg. Reinberger, William C., USNR||March 1946 - 16 April 1946|
|04||ENS. Novotny, Joseph F., USNR||16 April 1946 - 17 June 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last Updated 25 May 2018
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