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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS LSM-147 was sold 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-147, 17 June 1944, LT. John R. Bishop USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-147 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-147 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 17 September 1945 to 1 September 1946
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" (ovl)
Beam 34' 6"
light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
two General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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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||USS 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
||USS LSM-147 beached, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-147 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Bishop, John R., USNR||17 June 1944 - ?c. June 1945|
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