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USS LSM-82


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Golf - Golf
NVGG
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is 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 Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 14 August 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 7 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-82, 7 October 1944, LT. Frederic S. Dean, Jr. USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-82 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Six, CDR. A. R. Quinn USN;
    LSM Group Eighteen, LCDR. J. M. Fabre, USNR;
    LSM Division Thirty-Five and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 April to 17 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-82 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 11 September to 30 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 15 March 1946, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • USS LSM-82 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Sold, 29 December 1947, for commercial service to Georgia Marine Salvage Co., Inc., Brunswick, GA.
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1961
    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-82 47k USS LSM-82 landing men and tanks of the 713 Flame Thrower Tank Battalion, during the invasion of Okinawa, circa 2 April to 17 June 1945. Bill Faulkner, LSM-82,
    Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing USS LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-82 63k USS LSM-82 and USS LSM-28 beached at Okinawa along with other LSMs in 1945. William H. Bearfered to the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-137 316k USS LSM-137 at Cebu, P.I., to transport the Americal division to Yokohama, Japan 30 August 1945. In the background are; USS LSM-256, USS LSM-107, USS LSM-177, USS LSM-212, USS LSM-83, USS LSM-82, USS LSM-134, USS LSM-4, and USS LSM-17, Photo was taken from USS LSM-186 Photo by Ken Roberts Engineering Officer USS LSM-186
    LSM-82 78k USS LSM-82 with other LSMs in China in 1945, location unknown. W. H. Faulkner to the USS LSM - LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-82 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Dean Jr., Frederic S., USNR7 October 1944 - ?

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