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International Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 1 March 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co, Houston, TX.
Launched, 9 April 1844
Commissioned USS LSM-6, 23 May 1944, LT. George M. Brown, USN, in command
During World War II USS LSM-6 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Three, CDR. W. F. Morrison, USN (35);
LSM Group Eight, LCDR. J. G. Blanche, USN (25);
LSM Division Fifteen
Following World War II USS LSM-6 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Decommissioned, 21 March 1946, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
Final Disposition, sold in November 1946 to Hughes Bros. Inc. New York, N.Y., fate unknown
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|4 to 20 September 1945
|8 October to 20 November 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-6 and an unidentified LSM beached in the Philippines, date and location unknown.
||Gerard Rillstone and Richard S. Schatz to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-6 moored, bow on, to the pier at Dumaguete, Negros, Philippine Islands with four additional LSMs, date unknown.
US Army Signal Corps. photo
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for LSM-6 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9)
|01||LT. Brown, George Melton, USN||23 May 1944 - December 1944|
|02||LT. Thorpe, Milton William, USNR||December 1944 - 21 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last updated 13 April 2018
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