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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 15 February 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co, Houston, TX.
Launched, 23 March 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-1, 5 May 1944, LTjg. Edward J Flowers, USNR in command
During World War II, USS LSM-1 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, 9 April 1946, at Galveston, TX.
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold, 29 October 1947 to Industrial Marine Services, Inc., Memphis TN., for scrapping
LSM-1 earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
Balikpapan operation, 20 June to 7 July 1945
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-1 under way, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-1 beached during the Balikpapan operation in Borneo, circa 20 June 1945.
||Stacy B. Power USS LSM-6 and Harry Speuce to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-1 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 - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last updated 30 January 2015
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