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USS LSM-399


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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal



USS LSM-399 was transferred to Greece and named HS Ipopliarkhos Roussen (L-164)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 29 December 1944, at U.S. Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 16 January 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-399, 13 August 1945, LTjg. Charles A. Ingerbretsen, USNR, in command
  • Decommissioned, 26 August 1955, at Green Cove Springs, FL.; Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred, 3 November 1958, to Greece, renamed HS Ipopliarkhos Roussen (L-164)
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, date 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-399 63k USS LSM-399 and LCT-621 (at far left) beached along with an unidentified LST, probably in the Caribbean, date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-399 79k USS LSM-399 anchored at Knoxville, TN. for Navy Day 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-108,109,399 77k From left to right USS LSM-108, USS LSM-109 and USS LSM-399 beached at Algiers Naval Base, New Orleans, LA. circa 13 November to 9 December 1945. Note: masts and yardarms had been removed for river travel. Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association, photo courtesy Joe Gerengsen USS LSM-109, Alligator Alley, June 1992
    LSM-399 81k USS LSM-399 underway off San Diego, CA., 26 August 1954.
    Photo by Oather Morper.
    Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM-LSMR Association
    LSM-399 57k USS LSM-399 underway, date and location unknown. Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM-LSMR Association
    LSM-399 63k USS LSM-399 moored in the San Francisco Bay area, post World War I.I.
    US Navy photo # NH 84995 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1976.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-399 103k USS LSM-399 underway, overhead view, date and location unknown. Dan Slattery for his father Joseph F. Slattery BM3/c USS LSM-399
    HS Ipopliarkhos Roussen (L-164)
    LSM-399 124k Ex-USS LSM-399 in Greek Naval Service as HS Ipopliarkhos Roussen (L-164), beached for demolition in a scrap yard at Eleusina, Greece, date unknown. Harris Alexandris
    LSM-399 127k Ex-HS Ipopliarkhos Roussen (L-164), beached for demolition in a scrap yard at Eleusina, Greece, date unknown. Harris Alexandris
    Potter County 340k Greek amphibious ships moored at the Salamis Naval Base, Greece, 31 August 1979.
    From left to right:
    Ex-USS LSM-399 - HS Ipopliarkhos Roussen (L-164)
    Ex-USS LSM-45 - HS Ipopliarkhos Grigoropoulos (L-161)
    Ex-USS LSM-102 - HS Ipopliarchos Toyrnas (L-162)
    Ex-USS Potter County (LST-1086) - HS Ikaria (L-154)
    Ex-USS Page County (LST-1076) - HS Kriti (L-171)
    Ex-USS Boone County (LST-389) - HS Lesbos (L-172)
    Ex-USS Bowman County (LST-391) - HS Rodos (L-157)
    Ex-USS LST-325 - HS Syros (L-144)
    Defense Imagery Photo # VIRIN: DN-SC-82-00333 by PHC C. Pedrick USN.
    Robert Hurst

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-399 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

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