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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Alpha - Mike
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 20 March 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 24 April 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-7, 29 May 1944, LT. Herman A. Spindt Jr., USNR, in command
During WWII USS LSM-7 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla One, LCDR. H. B. Taliaferro USN (28);
LSM Group Two (flagship), LCDR. H. G. Maxey USNR;
LSM Division Three and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 May to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-7 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 7 December 1945
Decommissioned, 11 April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-7 earned one battle star for World War II service
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 24 November 1947
Sold, 24 November 1947, to Mechanical Equipment Co., New Orleans, LA.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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
landing, 5' 3"
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 12.5 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
one twin bow mounted 40mm AA gun mount
six single 20mm gun mounts
Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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.
two Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
twin propellers 2,800shp
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||USS LSM-7 in convoy from Manila to Japan about 26 September 1945.
||Ralph Robinson LSM 34
||USS LSM-7 and USS LSM-26 moored, date and location unknown.
||Jack Brooks to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for LSM-7 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9)
|01||LT. Spindt Jr., Herman A., USNR||29 May 1944 - 4 November 1945|
|02||LTjg. Grun, Rudolf, USNR||4 November 1945 - March 1946|
|03||LTjg. Eason, D. W., USNR||March 1946 - 11 April 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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