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LSM-219


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-219, 15 August 1944, LT. Harmon Burns, Jr., USNR, in command
  • During WWII LSM-219 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings - 9 January 1945
    Borneo operations
    Brunei Bay operations - 10 to 14 June 1945
    Consolidation of the southern Philippines;
    Palawan Islands landings - 28 February to 2 March 1945
    Mindanao Island landings - 12 July 1945
    .

  • Decommissioned, 25 March 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register in (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 29 December 1947, to Walter H. Wilms, Detroit, MI., converted to a barge, fate unknown
  • LSM-219 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t.(landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6"
    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-219 45k Launching of LSM-219 at Dravo Shipbuilding Co, Wilmington DL. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-219 81k LSM-219 in dry dock, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-67/218 97k ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, with, front, left to right LSM-67 and LSM-218 and at the rear, left to right, LSM-269 and LSM-219, 17 November 1944.
    US Navy photo, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-67/218 90k ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, with, front, left to right LSM-67 and LSM-218 and at the rear, left to right, LSM-269 and LSM-219, 17 November 1944.
    US Navy photo # NH 22082A, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM/LSMR Association
    LSM-219 70k
    LSM-219 off loading a tank, date and place unknown.
    Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-219 75k
    LSM-219 off loading equipment, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, issue dated February 1947
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    LSM-497 50k LSM-219 and sixteen additional LSMs moored at Apra Guam, waiting for orders to return to the United State, January 1946. Other LSMs that can be identified are LSM-286, LSM-64, LSM-203, LSM-497, LSM-68. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Model of USS LSM 219
    LSM-219 88k Model of LSM-219 underway. Leo J. Milowicki to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-219 144k Model of LSM-219 beached while unloading a tank. Leo J. Milowicki to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-219 68k Model of LSM-219 off-loading a radio-controlled tank, Town and Country Motel pool, San Diego, CA, 6 September 1997 .jpg. Photo by Raymond Biswanger

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-219 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

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