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USS LSM-107


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - India - Echo
NVIE
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
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, 7 October 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 28 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-107, 19 November 1944, LTjg. Burt L. Griffin, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-107 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS LSM-107 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 16 May 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR.
  • Transferred, 19 January 1959, to Commander Fleet Activities, Yokosuka
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold, May 1960, to Hyman-Michaels, Co., Chicago, IL, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    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 AA gun mount
    four single 20mm AA 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-137 316k USS LSM-137 at Cebu, P.I., 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-107 82k LSM-107 and LSM-441 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Dana Vickery to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-107 80k LSM-107 and LSM-441 moored pierside, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-107 52k LSM-107 crew photo, date and location unknown. Note the sign on the conning tower. Dana Vickery to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-107 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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