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USS LSM-171


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - November - Delta
NVND
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 27 June 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 20 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-171, 14 September 1944, LTjg. Shelton Shefferman USNR in command
  • During WWII LSM-171 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla One, LCDR. H. B. Taliaferro USN (28);
    LSM Group Two, LCDR. H. G. Maxey USNR;
    LSM Division Four and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 18 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-171 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 25 November 1945 to 28 November 1946
  • Decommissioned, 19 June 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-171 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, scuttled, 18 May 1948, off Subic Bay
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    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 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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    Propulsion
    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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    LSM-171 47k USS LSM-171 beached at Iwo Jima after the end of WWII. USS LSM-171 was engaged in transporting supplies and personnel from the Marianas and Chi Chi Jima to Iwo Jima and other islands. Franklin Farlow USS LSM-171
    LSM-171 51k
    LSM-274 99k The Industrial Dept. dock at NOB Guam, date unknown. Ships that can be identified include USS LSM-171 astern of USS LSM-274 and USS LSM-355 outboard of USS LSM-274.
    US Navy photo # 369940.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-171 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Shefferman, Shelton, USNR14 September 1944 - ?
    02LTjg. Berkeley Jr., F.L., USNRMay 1945

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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