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USS LSM-476 (1945 - 1946)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - 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, 10 February 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 3 March 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-476, 29 March 1945, LT. Edwin W. Cantrelle USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-476 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Fifteen;
LSM Group Forty-Four;
LSM Division Ninety;
Following World War II USS LSM-476 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 September 1945 to 14 March 1946||2 September 1945 to 14 March 1946
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 USNS 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
Sold in October 1958, to Ships & Power Equipment Corp., Elizabeth, N.J.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" (ovl)
Beam 34' 6"
light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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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||USS 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
||USS LSM-476 under way, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||Left to right, USS LSM-344, USS LSM-476, and USS 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 history extract for USS LSM-476 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Cantrelle, Edwin W., USNR||29 March 1945 - ?|
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