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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS LSM-153 was transferred to the Republic of China, seized by the Peoples Republic of China
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 15 May1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 3 June1944
Commissioned USS LSM-153, 22 July 1944, LTjg. Albert F. Porretto USNR in command
During WWII USS LSM-153 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla One, LCDR. H.B. Taliaferro, USN (28);
LSM Group One, LCDR. F. L. O'Leary, USNR;
LSM Division One and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-153 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Decommissioned, 4 June 1946, at Shanghai, China and transferred the same day to the Republic of China
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-153 earned one battle star for World War II service
Seized in October 1949 by forces of the Peoples Republic of China, last reported as active in the PRC Navy in 1980
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal Medal
|2 September 1945 to 4 June 1946||2 September 1945 to 4 June 1946
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 Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, 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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||Left to right; Unidentified LSM, USS LSM-153 and USS LSM-351 rafted after
decommissioning, at Shanghai, China, circa early June 1946.
||Ens. Raymond F. Adams, USNR Engineering Officer USS LSM-153
The history extract for USS LSM-153 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Porretto, Albert F., USNR||22 July 1944 - ?|
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