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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia Clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 20 July 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 12 August 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-177, 30 September 1944, LTjg. Robert H. Gettys USNR in command
During WWII USS LSM-177 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
LSM Group Twenty-Two, LCDR. N.E. Fryer Jr. USN (38);
LSM Division Forty-Three and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 3 April 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-177 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 11 to 30 September 1945
Decommissioned, 3 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-177 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold, 29 October 1947, to Platzer Boat Works, Houston, TX., 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 General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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-177 at Charleston Navy Yard after being launched, 12 August 1944.
US Navy Yard Charleston photo.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-177 at Saipan, date unknown.
||Photo from the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM2, LSM-116 and LSM-467
||USS LSM-177 in a small floating drydock (AFD-type) of Service Squadron Ten at a Pacific base, circa early 1945.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-K-5501.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-177 beached at Legaspi, southern Luzon, P.I. Mount Mayon, 2,421 ft. looms in the background. Photo was taken from USS LSM-132, date unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
USS LSM-137 at Cebu, P.I., 30 August 1945. In the background are;
USS LSM-4, and
Photo was taken from USS LSM-186
||Photo by Ken Roberts Engineering Officer USS LSM-186
The history extract for USS LSM-177 is from USS LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Gettys, Robert H., USNR||30 September 1944 - December 1945|
|02||LTjg. Fox, Richard M., USNR||December 1945 - February 1946|
|03||LTjg. Wilson, D.C., USNR||February 1946 - 3 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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