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USS LSM-175 (1944 - 1959)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - November - Lima
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
USS Oceanside (LSM-175) transferred South Vietnam, renamed RVNS Huong Giang (HQ-404), later to the Philippines, renamed BRP Batanes (LP65)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 11 July 1944 at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 3 August 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-175, 25 September 1944, LTjg. Fred G. Bartlett USNR in command
During WWII USS LSM-175 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
LSM Group Twenty-Two, LCDR. N.E. Fryer Jr. USN (38);
LSM Division Forty-Three and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 26 April 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-175 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 7 October to 12 November 1945
Decommissioned, 11 July 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Recommissioned, 8 September 1950
Decommissioned and placed in service, 30 June 1955 at San Diego, CA.
Named Oceanside (LSM-175), 14 October 1959
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-175 earned one battle star for World War II service
Transferred to South Vietnam, 1 August 1961, renamed RVNS Huong Giang (HQ-404)
The fall of South Vietnam resulted in RVNS Huong Giang (HQ-404) escaping, 30 April 1975, to Subic Bay, P.I. where custody was transferred to the Republic of the Philippines, 17 November 1975
Custody assumed by the Philippine Navy and renamed BRP Batanes (LP65)
Final Disposition, disposed of by Philippines Navy in 1989
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 General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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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| USS LSM-175 / USS Oceanside (LSM-175)
||from left to right USS LSM-273, USS LSM-95, USS LSM-175, USS LSM-212 and an unidentified LSM moored in a nest at Apra Harbor, Guam, 28 November 1945.
||Don Belcher to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-175 about to enter the well of USS Carter Hall (LSD-3) in San Diego Bay, Spring-1951.
||Bob Allport RD2 USS Carter Hall 1950-54
||USS LSM-547, USS LSM-175 and USS LST-561 beached, probably in the San Diego Bay area, circa 1950-1955
||USS Oceanside (LSM-175) under way off San Diego, CA., date unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS Oceanside (LSM-175) underway, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS Oceanside (LSM-175) under way, date and location unknown.
||Sam Morison to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
| RVNS Huong Giang (HQ-404)
||Ex-USS Oceanside (LSM-175) in South Vietnamese service as RVNS Huong Giang (HQ-404)
||© Richard Leonhardt
||RVNS Huong Giang (HQ-404), secured inboard of RVNS Hat Giang (HQ-400) at Nha Be RVN, February1972
USS LSM-175 / Oceanside (LSM-175)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LTjg. Bartlett, Fred G., USNR||25 September 1944 - ?|
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Last updated 16 June 2017
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