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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, 20 July 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 12 August 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-176, 30 September 1944, LT. Clifford C. Sommer USNR in command
During World War II LSM-176 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
LSM Group Twenty-Four, LCDR. B. D. Lindman USNR;
LSM Division Forty-Seven and participated in the following campaign;
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 26 April 1945
Decommissioned, 27 December 1945, at Terminal Island Navy Yard, San Pedro, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
USS LSM-176 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold in December 1946 to A. G. Schoonmaker, New York, N.Y., fate unknown
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
landing, 5' 3"
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 12.5 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
one twin bow mounted 40mm AA gun mount
six single 20mm gun mounts
Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
two General Motors 16-278A (non-reversible with airflex clutch) Diesel engines,. direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
Ship's Service Generators
two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
two Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
twin propellers 2,800shp
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||LSM-176 at Charleston Navy Yard after being launched, 12 August 1944.
US Navy Yard Charleston photo.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-176 underway of Hilo, Hawaii, flag is a half staff due to the death of President Roosevelt, circa April 1945.
||Bob Matheny and Scott G. Kelly to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-176 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Sommer, Clifford C., USNR||30 September 1944 - ?|
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