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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

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-77, 26 September 1944, ENS. Patrick R. Sullivan USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-77 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 30 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)
    3 September to 30 November 19453 September to 30 November 1945

  • Decommissioned, 19 April 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-77 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 12 November 1947, to Anderson-Tuffy Co., Memphis, TN., 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-76 107k USS LSM-77 and USS LSM-76 moored, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-76 72k USS LSM-72, USS LSM-77 and USS LSM-228 beached on the Okinawa reef, April 1945. Bob Stoll USS LSM-228 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-77 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Sullivan, Patrick Ramsey, USN26 September 1944 - December 1945
    01LTjg. Hammond, Robert B., USNRDecember 1945 - March 1946
    01ENS. Brooking, G. M., USNRMarch 1946 - 19 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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