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USS LSM-277


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Golf - Papa
NVGP
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 17 July 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • Launched, 27 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-277, 19 October 1944, LT. Frank F. Murtha USNR in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-277 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
    LSM Flotilla Twelve, LCDR. A. F. Dineen USN (22);
    LSM Group Thirty-Six, LT. V. L. Homer USN;
    LSM Division Seventy-Two and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 17 June 1945
  • Decommissioned, 18 June 1946, at Terminal Island Navy Yard, San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-277 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold on 10 March 1948, to Arthur C. Penberthy, Los Angeles, CA., converted to a barge, 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-277 99k USS LSM-277 enters or exits the well deck of USS Oak Hill (LSD-7), at Hagushi, Okinawa, in May 1945. Ships in the background include USS Wabash (AOG-4) at anchor. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-277 67k LSM-277 under way with other LSMs, date and location unknown. Singleton Collection to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-277 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Murtha, Frank F. Murtha, USNR19 October 1944 - ?

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