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USS LSM-184


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Oscar - Delta
NVOD
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 USS LSM-184 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-184 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 28 September to 8 December 1945
  • 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" (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-184 57k LSM-184 after launching at Charleston Navy Yard, 7 September 1944.
    US Navy Yard Charleston photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-184 63k USS 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 USS LSM-184 and USS LSM-185 Christening and Commissioning Program. LT Albert C. Noble USNR, CO LSM-184 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-184 56k USS 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 USS 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 USS LSM-184 LT Albert C. Noble USNR, CO LSM-184 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-184 84k USS LSM-184 beached while unloading vehicles, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-184 70k USS LSM-184 moored with bow doors open and ramp down at a pier, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-184 49k USS LSM-184 under way in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 81022. Courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-184 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Noble, Albert C., USNR20 October 1944 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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