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LSM-476


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top 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 (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-476, 29 March 1945 , LT. Edwin W. Cantrelle, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-476 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-476 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 15 November 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
  • Reactivated and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 21 April 1950
  • Placed in service as USN LSM-476 (T-LSM-476)
  • Operational control transferred to the US Army Transportation Service
  • Returned to the US Navy and MSTS operational control, 1 November 1950
  • Placed out of service, 16 November 1953, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Laid up in Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold in October 1958, to Ships & Power Equipment Corp., Elizabeth, NJ, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    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 single 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
    Troop Capacity 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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    LSM-476 60k LSM-476 enroute to Sasebo, Kyushu, Japan carrying the 5th Marine Tank Battalion from Hilo, Hawaii, 27 August to 22 September 1945. Photo was taken from LSM-467. Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, LSM-467, LSM-49, Collection, photo number 052
    LSM-476 76k LSM-476 underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-344/476/80 54k Left to right, LSM-344, LSM-476, and LSM-80 in Sasebo Harbor, Kyushu, Japan, 22-24 September 1945. Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, LSM-467, LSM-49, Collection, photo number 080

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-476 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

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