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USS LSM-425


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Victor - Golf
NTVG
Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign - Canal 5
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


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 9 November 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, 23 December1944
  • Accepted by the US Navy, 22 January 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-425, 23 January 1945, LT. Waldo E. Caulfield USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-425 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR C. L. Weigle USN (27);
    LSM Group Thirty-Nine, LCDR. J. M. Rose;
    LSM Division Seventy-Eight;
  • Decommissioned, 20 May 1946, in the 13th Naval District
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold, 21 March 1947, to General Construction Co., Seattle, WA., 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-425 99k USS LSM-425 unloading equipment while beached at Marcus Island, 3 September 1945. Albert DeBacker, Radioman USS LSM-425
    LSM-425 89k USS LSM-425 and USS LST-1084 (with LCT-1374 loaded on her main deck), moored at Saipan, 1945. Albert DeBacker, Radioman USS LSM-425
    LSM-425 52k USS LSM-425 moored at Lake Union Shipyard, Seattle, WA., 1946. Albert DeBacker, Radioman USS LSM-425

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-425 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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