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LSM-184


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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 13 August 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 7 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-184, 20 October 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C., LT. Albert C. Noble, USNR, in command
  • During World War II LSM-184 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-184 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 22 June 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 February 1948, to New Orleans Shipwrecking Corp., Chicago, IL.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    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 single 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
    Troop Capacity 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two General Motors (non-reversible with airflex clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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    LSM-184 63k LSM-184 pre-commissioning crew at completion of training at Naval Amphibious Training Base, Little Creek, date unknown. LT Albert C. Noble USNR, CO LSM-184 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-184 165k LSM-184 and LSM-185 Christening and Commissioning Program. LT Albert C. Noble USNR, CO LSM-184 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-184 56k LSM-184 officers at Christening and Commissioning, 20 October 1944, Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. From left to right: Ens. Richard Daubenspeck USNR, Engineering Officer; Ens. F. Dale Meeder USNR, Executive Officer; LT. Albert C. Noble USNR, Commanding Officer; Ens. Donald Young USNR, Gunnery and Communications Officer. LT Albert C. Noble USNR, CO LSM-184 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-184 93k LSM-184 enlisted crew at Christening and Commissioning, 20 October 1944, Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. From left to right, Front Row: Angers, Roberts, Pretchell, Stahusky, Retmanski, Dawdy, Hammond, Stephenson, McKiernan, Eaton, Van Camp, Saloat; Second Row, Lust, Nhare, Johns, Bachlor, Noble, Meeder, Daubenspeck, Young, Webster, Compton, Parrill, Jeffrey. Names not supplied for top two rows. LT Albert C. Noble USNR, CO LSM-184 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-184 120k Sponsor plaque displayed at the commissioning of LSM-184 LT Albert C. Noble USNR, CO LSM-184 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-184 57k LSM-184 after launching at Charleston Navy Yard, 7 September 1944.
    US Navy Yard Charleston photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-184 84k LSM-184 beached while unloading vehicles, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-184 70k LSM-184 moored with bow doors open and ramp down at a pier, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-184 49k LSM-184 underway in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
    US Navy photo # NH 81022 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-184 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

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