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LSM-147


USS LSM-147 was sold to the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


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-147, 17 June 1944, LT. John R. Bishop, USNR, in command
  • During World War II LSM-147 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 5 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 (Taiwan), fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6"
    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 five single 20mm gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Accommodations 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two General Motors (non-reversible with airflex 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-147 85k LSM-147 beached at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, date unknown Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-147 54k LSM-147 beached, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-147 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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