Landing Ship Medium

Landing Ship Medium were amphibious assault ships of the United States Navy in World War II.

Of comparable size to Landing Ship, Tank and the Landing Craft, Infantry, there were 558 LSM (Landing Ship, Medium) made for the USN between 1944 and 1945. The majority of vessels built on this versatile frame were regular transports however there were several dozen that were converted during construction for specialized roles. Most vessels of this type were scrapped during the Cold War, but several were sold by the United States Department of Defense to foreign nations or private shipping companies.

One LSM, USS LSM-45 survived in its original configuration until around 2010. It was in storage at Marine Station Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC. It was slated to become the centerpiece of the Museum of the Marine, but due to changed plans was scrapped between 2010 and 2014.

LSM-1-class Landing Ship Medium (Transport)

USS LSM-175, of the LSM-1 Class, while underway off Charleston Navy Yard in 1944.
USS LSM-175 underway off Charleston Navy Yard in 1944.
General characteristics
Class and type: LSM-1 class Landing Ship Medium
Displacement:
  • 530 long tons (539 t) empty
  • 900 long tons (914 t) loaded
Length: 203 ft 6 in (62.03 m)
Beam: 34 ft (10 m)
Draft:
  • Landing :
  • 3 ft 6 in (1.07 m) forward
  • 7 ft 8 in (2.34 m) aft
  • Full load :
  • 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) forward
  • 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) aft
Propulsion: Fairbanks-Morse or GM Cleveland diesel engines, 2,800 shp (2,088 kW), direct drive, 2 screws
Speed: 13.3 knots (24.6 km/h; 15.3 mph)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km) at 7 kn (13 km/h; 8.1 mph)
Capacity:
Troops: 54 troops
Complement: 4 officers, 54 enlisted
Armament:

List of LSM-1-class ships

  • USS LSM-1
  • USS LSM-2
  • USS LSM-3
  • USS LSM-4
  • USS LSM-5
  • USS LSM-6
  • USS LSM-7
  • USS LSM-8
  • USS LSM-9
  • USS LSM-10
  • USS LSM-11
  • USS LSM-12
  • USS LSM-13
  • USS LSM-14
  • USS LSM-15
  • USS LSM-16
  • USS LSM-17
  • USS LSM-18
  • USS LSM-19
  • USS LSM-20
  • USS LSM-21
  • USS LSM-22
  • USS LSM-23
  • USS LSM-24
  • USS LSM-25
  • USS LSM-26
  • USS LSM-27
  • USS LSM-28
  • USS LSM-29
  • USS LSM-30
  • USS LSM-31
  • USS LSM-32
  • USS LSM-33
  • USS LSM-34
  • USS LSM-35
  • USS LSM-36
  • USS LSM-37
  • USS LSM-38
  • USS LSM-39
  • USS LSM-40
  • USS LSM-41
  • USS LSM-42
  • USS LSM-43
  • USS LSM-44
  • USS LSM-45
  • USS LSM-46
  • USS LSM-47
  • USS LSM-48
  • USS LSM-49
  • USS LSM-50
  • USS LSM-51
  • USS LSM-52
  • USS LSM-53
  • USS LSM-54
  • USS LSM-55
  • USS LSM-56
  • USS LSM-57
  • USS LSM-58
  • USS LSM-59
  • USS LSM-60
  • USS LSM-61
  • USS LSM-62
  • USS LSM-63
  • USS LSM-64
  • USS LSM-65
  • USS LSM-66
  • USS LSM-67
  • USS LSM-68
  • USS LSM-69
  • USS LSM-70
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  • USS LSM-72
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  • USS LSM-76
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  • USS LSM-84
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  • USS LSM-109
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  • USS LSM-111
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  • USS LSM-113
  • USS LSM-114
  • USS LSM-115
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  • USS LSM-117
  • USS LSM-118
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  • USS LSM-141
  • USS LSM-142
  • USS LSM-143
  • USS LSM-157 - Transferred to Nationalist China in 1949. Recommissioned as "Mei Le". Sunk by Red Chinese artillery 9/1958.[1]
  • USS LSM-158
  • USS LSM-159
  • USS LSM-160
  • USS Kodiak (LSM-161)
  • USS LSM-162
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  • USS LSM-172
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  • USS LSM-174
  • USS Oceanside (LSM-175)
  • USS LSM-176
  • USS LSM-177
  • USS LSM-178
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  • USS LSM-254
  • USS LSM-255
  • USS LSM-256 - Transferred to Nationalist China in 1949. Recommisioned as "Mei Hua"; sunk in a collision with M.V. Ta Tung 16/6/69.[1]
  • USS LSM-257
  • USS LSM-258
  • USS LSM-259
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  • USS LSM-274
  • USS Portunus (LSM-275), later reclassified (ARC-1)
  • USS LSM-276
  • USS LSM-277
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  • USS LSM-299
  • USS LSM-300
  • USS LSM-301, later reclassified (MMC-6)
  • USS LSM-302
  • USS LSM-303, later reclassified (MMC-7)
  • USS LSM-304
  • USS LSM-305
  • USS LSM-306
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  • USS LSM-331
  • USS LSM-332
  • USS LSM-333
  • USS LSM-334
  • USS LSM-335, later reclassified (T-AG-335)
  • USS LSM-336
  • USS LSM-337
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  • USS LSM-370
  • USS LSM-371
  • USS LSM-372
  • USS Lakeland (LSM-373)
  • USS LSM-374
  • USS LSM-375
  • USS LSM-376
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  • USS LSM-385
  • USS LSM-386
  • USS LSM-387
  • USS LSM-388
  • USS LSM-389
  • USS LSM-390, later reclassified (MMC-8)
  • USS LSM-391
  • USS LSM-392, later reclassified (MMC-9)
  • USS LSM-393
  • USS LSM-394
  • USS LSM-395
  • USS LSM-396
  • USS LSM-397
  • USS Hunting (LSM-398), later reclassified (E-AG-398)
  • USS LSM-399
  • USS LSM-400
  • USS LSM-413
  • USS LSM-414
  • USS LSM-415
  • USS LSM-416
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  • USS LSM-440
  • USS LSM-441
  • USS LSM-442
  • USS LSM-443
  • USS LSM-444
  • USS Catapult (LSM-445), later reclassified (YV-1)
  • USS Launcher (LSM-446), later reclassified (E-LSM-446) and again to (YV-2)
  • USS LSM-447
  • USS LSM-448
  • USS LSM-449
  • USS LSM-450
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  • USS LSM-475
  • USS LSM-476
  • USS LSM-477
  • USS LSM-478
  • USS LSM-479
  • USS LSM-480
  • USS LSM-481, later reclassified (MMC-10)
  • USS LSM-482
  • USS LSM-483
  • USS LSM-484, later reclassified (MMC-11)
  • USS LSM-485
  • USS LSM-486
  • USS LSM-487
  • USS LSM-488
  • USS LSM-489
  • USS LSM-490, later reclassified (MMC-12)
  • USS LSM-491
  • USS LSM-492, later reclassified (MMC-13)
  • USS LSM-493, later reclassified (MMC-14)
  • USS LSM-494
  • USS LSM-495
  • USS LSM-496
  • USS LSM-497
  • USS LSM-498
  • USS LSM-499
  • USS LSM-500
  • USS LSM-537
  • USS LSM-538
  • USS LSM-539
  • USS Raritan (LSM-540)
  • USS LSM-541
  • USS LSM-542
  • USS LSM-543
  • USS LSM-544
  • USS LSM-545
  • USS LSM-546
  • USS LSM-547
  • USS LSM-548
  • USS LSM-553
  • USS LSM-554
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  • USS LSM-556
  • USS LSM-557
  • USS LSM-558

LSM(R)-188-class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket)

USS LSM(R)-194, of the LSM(R)-188 Class, passing under the Cooper River Bridge, Charleston, SC, 2 December 1944.
USS LSM(R)-194 passing under the Cooper River Bridge, Charleston, SC, 2 December 1944
General characteristics
Class and type: LSM(R)-188 class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket)
Displacement:
  • LSM(R)-188 to LSM(R)-195 :
  • 968 long tons (984 t) loaded
  • LSM(R)-196 to LSM(R)-199 :
  • 1,008 long tons (1,024 t) loaded
Length: 203 ft 6 in (62.03 m)
Beam: 34 ft (10 m)
Draft:
  • 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) forward
  • 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) aft
Propulsion: GM Cleveland diesel engines, 2,800 shp (2,088 kW), direct drive, 2 screws
Speed: 13.2 knots (24.4 km/h; 15.2 mph)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km) at 7 kn (13 km/h; 8.1 mph)
Complement: 5 officers, 76 enlisted
Armament:

LSM(R)-401-class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket)

General characteristics
Class and type: LSM-401(R) class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket)
Displacement: 1,175 long tons (1,194 t) loaded
Length: 203 ft 6 in (62.03 m)
Beam: 34 ft (10 m)
Draft: 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m)
Propulsion: GM Cleveland diesel engines, 2,800 shp (2,088 kW), direct drive, 2 screws
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km) at 7 kn (13 km/h; 8.1 mph)
Complement: 6 officers, 137 enlisted
Armament:
  • USS Big Black River (LSM(R)-401), later reclassified (LFR-401)
  • USS Big Horn River (LSM(R)-402)
  • USS Blackstone River (LSM(R)-403)
  • USS Black Warrior River (LSM(R)-404), later reclassified (LFR-404)
  • USS Broadkill River (LSM(R)-405), later reclassified (LFR-405)
  • USS Canadian River (LSM(R)-406)
  • USS Chariton River (LSM(R)-407)
  • USS Charles River (LSM(R)-408)
  • USS Clarion River (LSM(R)-409), later reclassified (LFR-409)
  • USS Clark Fork River (LSM(R)-410)
  • USS Cumberland River (LSM(R)-411)
  • USS Desplaines River (LSM(R)-412), later reclassified (LFR-412)

LSM(R)-501-class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket)

USS Pee Dee River (LSM(R)-517), of the LSM(R)-501 class, underway in 1954
USS Pee Dee River (LSM(R)-517) underway in 1954
General characteristics
Class and type: LSM-501(R) class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket)
Displacement: 1,175 long tons (1,194 t) loaded
Length: 203 ft 6 in (62.03 m)
Beam: 34 ft 6 in (10.52 m)
Draft: 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m)
Propulsion: GM Cleveland diesel engines, 2,800 shp (2,088 kW), direct drive, 2 screws
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km) at 7 kn (13 km/h; 8.1 mph)
Complement: 6 officers, 137 enlisted
Armament:

Gypsy-class Salvage Lifting Vessels

USS Gypsy (ARS(D)-1), lead ship of the Gypsy class, underway at Houston, TX, in 1946.
USS Gypsy (ARS(D)-1) underway at Houston, Texas, in 1946
General characteristics
Class and type: Gypsy-class Salvage Lifting Vessels
Displacement: 816 long tons (829 t)
Length: 224 ft 9 in (68.50 m)
Beam: 34 ft 10 in (10.62 m)
Draft: 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m)
Propulsion: Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines, 1,440 shp (1,074 kW), direct drive, 2 screws
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Range: 4,900 nmi (9,100 km) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 65 officers and enlisted
Armament: 2 × 20 mm AA guns

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Mei Chin Medium Landing Ships (1944-45/49-62), Republic of China Navy (Taiwan)". Navypedia. Retrieved 12 February 2018.

External links

Australian landing ship medium Brudenell White (AV 1354)

The Australian landing ship medium Brudenell White (AV 1354) was a United States Navy landing ship medium which was later sold to Australia and operated by the Australian Army.

The ship was built by the Brown Shipbuilding Company in Houston, Texas and was commissioned into the United States Navy (USN) as USS LSM-477 on 3 April 1945. She was assigned to the Pacific Theater of Operations and performed occupation duty following the end of the war. She was decommissioned on 15 May 1946 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.

The ship was purchased by the Australian Army on 16 July 1959 and was named Brudenell White (AV 1353) in honour of the Australian World War II general Brudenell White. The ship was one of four LSMs operated by the newly formed 32nd Small Ship Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers and was refitted in Japan before she arrived in Australia on 31 December 1959. From 1960 to 1970 she performed routine duties in support of the Australian Army, and carried equipment between ports in Australia, New Guinea, Malaysia and New Zealand.

The ship made her first deployment to a war zone in September 1970 when she sailed to Vung Tau in South Vietnam. She operated in South Vietnamese waters for about a month and returned to Sydney in November. She commenced a second voyage to South Vietnam in March 1971 but this was cancelled while she was en route.

Brudenell White was decommissioned on 30 September 1971 when the 32nd Small Ship Squadron was disbanded. She was sold to Pacific Logistics in September 1971 and was renamed Paclog Utility. The ship sunk when she struck a mine off the coast of Cambodia while being towed to her new operators there.

Australian landing ship medium Clive Steele (AV 1356)

The Australian landing ship medium Clive Steele (AV 1356) was a United States Navy landing ship medium which was later sold to Australia and operated by the Australian Army.

The ship was built by the Brown Shipbuilding Company in Houston, Texas and was commissioned into the United States Navy (USN) as USS LSM-547 on 25 January 1946. She was decommissioned on 11 March 1947 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned on 22 September 1950 and served during the Korean War between 1951 and 1953. She was decommissioned on 5 July 1955 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.

The ship was purchased by the Australian Army on 26 January 1960 and was named Clive Steele (AV 1356) in honour of the Australian World War II general Clive Steele. The ship was one of four LSMs operated by the newly formed 32nd Small Ship Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers. From 1960 to 1970 she performed routine duties in support of the Australian Army, and carried equipment between ports in Australia, New Guinea, Malaysia and New Zealand.

The ship was deployed to Vung Tau in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War where she operated in South Vietnamese waters. Clive Steele was decommissioned on 30 September 1971 when the 32nd Small Ship Squadron was disbanded. She was sold to Pacific Logistics.

Australian landing ship medium Harry Chauvel (AV 1353)

The Australian landing ship medium Harry Chauvel (AV 1353) was a United States Navy landing ship medium which was later sold to Australia and operated by the Australian Army.

The ship was built by the Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Company in Chicago, Illinois and was commissioned into the United States Navy (USN) as USS LSM-319 on 10 August 1944. She was assigned to the Pacific Theater of Operations and saw action during the liberation of the Philippines during 1944 and 1945. Following the war she was decommissioned on 14 June 1946 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.

The ship was purchased by the Australian Army on 16 July 1959 and was named Harry Chauvel (AV 1353) in honour of the Australian World War I general Harry Chauvel. The ship was one of four LSMs operated by the newly formed 32nd Small Ship Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers and was refitted in Japan before she arrived in Australia on 31 December 1959. From 1960 to 1964 Harry Chauvel supported Australian Army exercises and operated in a survey role on two occasions. In May 1964 she sailed for Malaysia and briefly took part in the Indonesian Confrontation in Borneo. During the late 60s the ship supported Australian Army exercises in Australian, New Guinea and New Zealand and made three voyages to South Vietnam to support the Australian units deployed there.

Harry Chauvel was decommissioned on 30 September 1971 when the 32nd Small Ship Squadron was disbanded. She was sold to Pacific Logistics in September 1971 and was renamed Paclog Dispatch. The ship foundered while under tow from Sydney to the Philippines.

Australian landing ship medium Vernon Sturdee (AV 1355)

The Australian landing ship medium Vernon Sturdee (AV 1355) was a United States Navy landing ship medium which was later sold to Australia and operated by the Australian Army.

The ship was built by the Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Company in Chicago, Illinois and was commissioned into the United States Navy (USN) as USS LSM-315 on 13 July 1944. She was assigned to the Pacific Theater of Operations and saw action during the liberation of the Philippines during 1944 and 1945. Following the war she was decommissioned on 14 June 1946 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.

The ship was purchased by the Australian Army and was named Vernon Sturdee (AV 1355) in honour of the Australian World War II general Vernon Sturdee. The ship was one of four LSMs operated by the newly formed 32nd Small Ship Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers and was refitted in Japan before she arrived in Australia. From 1960 to 1970 she performed routine duties in support of the Australian Army, and carried equipment between ports in Australia, New Guinea, Malaysia and New Zealand.

The ship was deployed to Vung Tau in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, where she operated in South Vietnamese waters. Vernon Sturdee was decommissioned on 30 September 1971 when the 32nd Small Ship Squadron was disbanded.

LSM(R)-188-class landing ship medium

The LSM(R)-188 class was a class of twelve Landing Ship Medium (Rocket) of the United States Navy during World War II. They were used in the Pacific War for bombardment of shore positions.

LSM-1-class landing ship medium

The LSM-1-class Landing Ship Medium were a class of landing ships built for the United States Navy during World War II.

The class commenced with the construction of LSM-1 on 5 May 1944 and continued on through the construction and commissioning of LSM-500 on 17 May 1945.

This class was replaced, starting with LSM(R)-501 on 24 March 1945, with the LSM(R)-501-class landing ship medium (rocket) which contained rocket launching equipment.

Landing Ship Medium Mark II

The Landing Ship Medium Mark II was an amphibious warfare ship developed for the Australian Army in the late 1960s. The Army and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) were unable to reach agreement on the ship's specifications and the project was cancelled in the early 1970s.

List of United States Navy Landing Ship Medium (LSMs)

This is a list of Landing Ship Medium (LSMs) built by the United States Navy.

Type 073 landing ship

The Type 073 landing ship is a family of landing ships developed and operated by the People's Liberation Army Navy, it consists of several models. This article details the development of this class that begun in the 1960s. The most recent and modern model of the class is the Type 073A, which were built and commissioned in the 2000s.

Type 074A landing ship

Type 074A landing ship medium with NATO reporting name Yubei class is a new member of Type 74 series LSM, it is unique in that it is catamaran hull design. More than ten are in service by mid 2015, and this ship is the first LSM in PLAN to incorporate infrared stealth feature in that the exhaust is near waterline. A speedboat launching / recovering facility is also added. Type 74A LSM can carry 3 Type 96 or Type 59 tanks, or 6 Type 63 (tank)s, plus a platoon of 70 fully equipped troops, or 250 fully equipped troops.

Type 074 landing ship

The Type 074 landing ship (NATO reporting name: Yuhai-class) is a class of landing ship medium (LSM) of the People's Liberation Army Navy. They were built at Wuhu Shipyard of Wuhu, Anhui from 1995 to 2000. Although entering service in the mid-1990s, the origin of Type 074 dates to almost three decades earlier in the mid-1960s, and Type 074 is the result of experience learned from around half a dozen models earlier.

Type 079 landing ship medium

Type 079 landing ship medium (LSM) is a series of amphibious warfare ship of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), and this series landing ship has received NATO reporting name Yulian class.

Type 271 landing craft

The Type 271 landing craft is a family landing craft of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Most models in this class are landing craft utility (LCU)s, but the last model has been developed into a Landing ship medium (LSM).

USS LSM(R)-189

USS LSM(R)-189 was a LSM(R)-188 class Landing Ship Medium (rocket) of the United States Navy during World War II. She was commanded by Lieutenant James Malcolm Stewart, USNR during the Battle of Okinawa.

USS LSM(R)-191

LSM(R)-191 was a World War II LSM(R)-188-class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket) fitted for firing a rocket barrage.

It was laid down at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina. The ship was commissioned on 21 November 1944 under Lieutenant Junior Grade John W. Loyer, of the US Navy Reserve, in command.

LSM(R)-191 took part in the assault and occupation of Okinawa on 26 March-3 June 1945.

USS LSM(R)-198

USS LSM(R)-198 was a Landing Ship Medium (Rocket) of the US Navy during World War II.

It was laid down at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina. The ship was commissioned on 12 December 1944 with LtJG. George B. Timmerman Jr., USNR in command.

USS LSM(R)-519

USS LSM(R)–519 was an LSM(R)-501-class landing ship medium (rocket), a type of amphibious assault ship in the United States Navy.

She was originally projected as LSM-519 and was laid down on 28 April 1945 by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Inc., in Houston, Texas. She was launched on 2 June 1945 and commissioned on 28 July, Lt. John W. Mitchell in command.

USS Pee Dee River

USS Pee Dee River (LSM(R)-517), an LSM(R)-501-class landing ship medium (rocket) of the United States Navy, was originally designed as an LSM but redesignated on 9 February 1945 as LSM(R)–517. She was laid down by Brown Shipbuilding Corporation, in Houston, Texas, on 28 April 1945 and launched 2 June 1945. She was accepted and commissioned on 21 July 1945, Lieutenant Leo H. Bishkin in command.

USS Targeteer

USS Targeteer was an LSM(R)-501-class landing ship medium (rocket) originally projected as LSM-508. The landing craft was reclassified as LSM(R)-508 in February 1945 and laid down on 31 March 1945 at Houston, TX, by the Brown Shipbuilding Corporation. Launched on 28 April 1945, LSM(R)-508 was commissioned at Houston on 25 June 1945, Lieutenant Harry E. Montgomery, USNR, in command.

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