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USS LSM-303


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - India - Romeo
NVIR
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal



USS LSM-303 was transferred to Greece and named HS Amvrakia (N-05)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 8 October 1944, at U.S. Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 14 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-303, 6 January 1945, ENS. Alexander J. Houghton USN in command
  • During World War II LSM-303 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Sixteen;
    LSM Group Forty-Seven;
    LSM Division Ninety-Three
  • Decommissioned, 10 May 1947
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 December 1952
  • Authorized for conversion in FY 1953 to a Coastal Mine Layer
  • Converted at Marine Basin Co., Brooklyn, NY, conversion begun, 27 February 1953, completed, 20 November 1953
  • Transferred, to Greece, 1 December 1953 and named HS Amvrakia (N-05)
  • Designation changed by US Navy, 1 October 1960, to MMC-7
  • Decommission by the Greek Navy in 2002
  • Final Disposition, 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
    MMC Specifications - modifications:
    Displacement 1,110 t.(fl)
    Draft 8' 3" (max.)
    Speed 12.5 kts. (design)
    Complement 65
    Armament four twin 40mm gun mounts, six single 20mm gun mounts

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    USS LSM-303
    LSM-303 72k USS LSM-303 commissioning crew photo, Charleston Navy Yard, 6 January 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-303 136k USS LSM-303 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-303 53k USS LSM-303 moored pierside, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    HS Amvrakia (N05)
    LSM-303 91k Ex-USS LSM-303 / MMC-7 in Greek service as HS Amvrakia (N-05) underway, date and location unknown.
    Official Hellenic Navy photo.
    Tony Vrailas
    LSM-303 43k HS Amvrakia (N-05) under way, circa 1968, location unknown.
    Official Hellenic Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    LSM-303 45k HS Amvrakia (N-05) under way, date and location unknown.
    Official Hellenic Navy photo.
    Tony Vrailas
    LSM-303 75k HS Amvrakia (N-05) under way, circa 1959, location unknown.
    Official Hellenic Navy photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1959-60".
    Robert Hurst
    LSM-303 90k HS Amvrakia (N-05) being towed through the Corinth Canal, date unknown.
    Official Hellenic Navy photo
    Tony Vrailas
    LSM-303 53k HS Amvrakia (N-05) under way, circa 1970, location unknown.
    Official Hellenic Navy photo
    Tony Vrailas

    The history for USS LSM-303 is based on an extract from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Houghton, Alexander J., USN6 January 1945 - ?

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