MONITOR LSV 5
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
- Osage Class Landing Ship Vehicle
- USS MONITOR AP-160
Placed in Ferry Commission March 18 - April 2 1944
Redesignated Landing Ship Vehicle (LSV) April 21 1944
- USS MONITOR LSV-5
Commissioned (Full) June 14 1944 - Decommissioned May 22 1947
Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Texas Group
Reclassified Mine Countermeasures Support Ship (MCS) October 18 1956, While in reserve
Struck from Naval Register September 1 1961
Keel Laid October 21 1941
Launched January 29 1943 as Net Layer AN-1
Reclassified Transport (AP) August 2 1943
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- Covers Page 1 (1945)
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Censored wartime (WWII) use
Locy Type P
MONITOR earned 4 battle stars for World War II service
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Acton Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
NAMESAKE - A person or thing that warns or instructs. Ericsson suggested the name hoping that his novel warship would admonish the South and Great Britain which was then sympathetic to the Confederacy
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