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USS LSM-247


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Echo - Echo
NVEE
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, 2 August 1944, at Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, 1 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-247, 16 November 1944, LT. Emery W. Graunke USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-247 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Four, LCDR. B. H. Lindman USNR;
    LSM Division Forty-Six
  • Following World War II USS LSM-247 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 5 September to 10 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, 2 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold in February 1947, to Ming-Sung Industrial Co., Ltd., China, 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-247 72k USS LSM-247 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-247 34k USS LSM-247 beached, date and location unknown. James H. Gilmer,
    Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-247 165k USS LSM-247 beached at Lake Charles, LA., awaiting decommissioning, circa April 1946. James H. Gilmer,
    Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-247 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Graunke, Emery W., USNR16 November 1944 - ?

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