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USS LSM-176


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - November - November
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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;
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    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
  • Final Disposition, sold in December 1946 to A. G. Schoonmaker, New York, N.Y., fate unknown
    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
    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)
    Complement
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    Armament
    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
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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 55k LSM-176 at Charleston Navy Yard after being launched, 12 August 1944.
    US Navy Yard Charleston photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-176 86k 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 LSM-176 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

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