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USS LSM-146


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Lima - Foxtrot
NVLF
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



USS LSM-146 was transferred to the Republic of China (Taiwan)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 26 April 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 14 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-146, 17 June 1944, LTjg. George C Madgouranis USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-146 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla One, LCDR. H. B. Taliaferro USN (28);
    LSM Group Three, LCDR. A. K. Ridgway, USNR;
    LSM Division Five
  • Following World War II USS LSM-146 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 19 October 1945 to 1 August 1946
  • Decommissioned, 8 August 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold, 13 February 1948, to the Republic of China, fate unknown
    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-146 99k USS LSM-146 at anchor with bow doors open, at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippines, 1945 Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 42k USS LSM-146 at anchor with bow doors open, at Leyte, Philippines, 1945 Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 85k USS LSM-146 beached at Leyte, Philippines, 1945 Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 79k
    LSM-146 52k USS LSM-146 underway, enroute to Japan from the Philippines, 1945. Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 93k USS LSM-146 underway during Occupation service, approaches Wakayama, Japan, 1945. Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 145k USS LSM-146 at anchor off Kure, Japan 1945. Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 92k USS LSM-146 beached at Okinawa, 1945. Note crew swimming off the stern and LCT-598 loaded on the deck of the unidentified neighboring LST beached alongside LSM-146. Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 52k USS LSM-146 beached at Hiro Naval Aircraft Factory, Kure, Japan in 1945. Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 46k View of USS LSM-146 conning tower while beached at Hiro Naval Aircraft Factory, Kure, Japan in 1945. Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 73k USS LSM-146 unloading at Baishinji Beach, Shikoku, Japan in 1945. Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 73k USS LSM-146 tank deck. Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 65k USS LSM-146 black gang, Japan, 1945. Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 62k USS LSM-146 deck gang, Japan, 1945. Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 55k The USS LSM-146 'Bearded set,' Japan 1945. Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 70k The USS LSM-146 crew with souvenirs taken at Hiro Naval Aircraft Facility, Japan 1945. LTJG. Douglas Ladd is second from right. Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 93k Morgan Burns RM3/c USS LSM-146 radioman, 1945. Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146
    LSM-146 844k Drawing by H. Tashimo of USS LSM-146 at Baishinji Beach given to LTjg. Douglas Ladd. Peter Ladd for his father LTjg. Douglas Ladd USNR Commanding Officer USS LSM-146

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-146 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Madgouranis, George C. USNR17 June 1944 - c. June 1945
    02LTjg. Crowe USNRc. June 1945 - 12 December 1945
    03LTjg. Ladd, Douglas USNR12 December 1945 - 8 April 1946

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    LSM-146 History - Based on wartime letters from LTjg. Douglas Ladd USS LSM-146
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