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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
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 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 underway, date and place unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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).
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Last Updated 27 August 2004
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