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USS LSM-179


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - November - Tango
NVNT
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 21 july1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 16 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-179, 5 October 1944, LT. Thomas H Tooke, USNR, in command +
  • During World War II LSM-179 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Nine, CDR. D. L. Francis USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Six, LCDR. T. A. Peacock USNR;
    LSM Division Fifty-Two
  • Following World War II USS LSM-179 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    4 to 13 September 1945 
    24 to 27 September 1945 
    28 September to 21 December 194528 September to 21 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, 21 May 1946, at Terminal Island Navy Yard, San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold, 8 March 1948, to Ben Bendiksen, San Diego, CA., 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
    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-179 67k USS LSM-179 nested with another LSM at Leyte Gulf, P.I., date unknown. Tom Took to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-179 110k USS LSM-179 underway, date and location unknown. Tom Took to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-489 43k USS LSM-179 USS LSM-489 and LCT-1226 moored pierside in China, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-179 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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