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LSM-153


USS LSM-153 was transferred to the Republic of China, seized by the Peoples Republic of China
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


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 LSM-153 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 4 June 1946, at Shanghai, China and transferred the same day to the Republic of China
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, seized in October 1949 by forces of the Peoples Republic of China, last reported as active in the PRC Navy in 1980
  • LSM-153 earned one battle star 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 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-153 70k Left to right; Unidentified LSM, LSM-153 and LSM-351 rafted after decommissioning, at Shanghai, China, circa early June 1946. Ens. Raymond F. Adams, USNR Engineering Officer USS LSM-153

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-153 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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