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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
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 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 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).
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U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
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