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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
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 (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co, Houston, TX.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-3, 16 May 1944, Ltjg Douglas L Adams, USNR in command
During WWII LSM-3 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
Decommissioned, 1 May 1946, at Charleston, S.C.
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold 20 October 1946 to Creole Petroleum Corporation, New York, NY for commercial service, scrapped in 1964
LSM-3 earned one battle star for World War II service
- Okinawa Gunto operation;
(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 30 June 1945
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" oa
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-3 beaching, date and place unknown. Already on the beach is an unidentified LCT.
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The DANFS history extract for LSM-3 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
Fleet Reserve Association
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