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USS LSM-152


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Lima - Romeo
NVLR
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)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 15 May 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 3 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-152, 22 July 1944, ENS. Delmar E. Bevins, USN, in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-152 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS LSM-152 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 17 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 2 December 1947, to Georgia Marine Salvage Co., Inc., Brunswick, GA.
  • Final Disposition, 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 one 40mm AA bow gun mount, 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-152 55k Broadside view of USS LSM-152 on the Cooper River, off the Charleston Navy Yard, 25 July 1944.
    Navy Yard Charleston S.C. photo # 1960-44
    Bob Hall
    LSM-152 114k USS LSM-152 on the Cooper River, off the Charleston Navy Yard, 25 July 1944.
    US Navy photo
    Bob Hall
    LSM-152 82k USS LSM-152 on the Cooper River, off the Charleston Navy Yard, July 1944.
    US Navy photo
    Bob Hall
    LSM-152 77k USS LSM-152 underway off US Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C., summer 1944.US Navy photo. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-152 44k USS LSM-152 underway, date and location unknown. Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter of the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-152 87k USS LSM-152 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-152 61k USS LSM-152 underway, date and location unknown. In the far background is USS LSM-353. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-154 209k LSMs from left to right:
    USS LSM-154,
    USS LSM-159,
    USS LSM-331,
    USS LSM-333,
    USS LSM-153, and
    USS LSM-280,
    beached at Senami, Honshu Island, Japan, circa late-1945 early-1946.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-152 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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