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LSM-150


Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Lima - November
NVLN
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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 11 May 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 2 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-150, 15 July 1944, LT. George B. McCauley, Jr., USN, in command
  • During WWII LSM-150 was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Mindoro landings, 15 to 18 December 1944
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 1 to 2 July 1945
    Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
    Visayan Islands landing, 11 April 1945
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    :
  • Decommissioned, 13 May 1946, at New Orleans, LA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold in October 1946, to Mechanical Equipment Co., New Orleans, LA., fate unknown
  • LSM-150 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    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
    one single 40mm bow mounted AA gun mount
    five single 20mm AA 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-150 289k LSM-150 crew photo, date and location unknown. Then Ensign Edward S. Gillette, is the second officer from the right. Brian Gillette for his father LT. Edward S. Gillette USS LSM-150
    LSM-150 39k LSM-150 underway, date and location unknown. Photo taken LSM-151
    by Arnold Francis Burkhart (deceased),
    Submitted by Brian Burkhart
    LSM-150 58k LSM-150 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-150 73k LSM-150 alongside captured Japanese Hospital Ship, at Subic Bay, Philippine Island in 1945. Timothy Donovan to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    View the LSM-150 Smooth Log - 15 July 1944 to 15 July 1945 Contributed by Brian Gillette for his father LT. Edward S. Gillette USS LSM-150
    The DANFS history extract for LSM-150 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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