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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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 20 June to 7 July 1945
  • Decommissioned, 9 April 1946, at Galveston, TX.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-1 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 29 October 1947 to Industrial Marine Services, Inc., Memphis TN., for scrapping
    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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    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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    LSM-1 106k USS LSM-1 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-1 78k 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)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Flowers, Edward J., USNR5 May 1944 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Malley, James B., USNRDecember 1945 - 9 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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