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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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 10 March 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co, Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 24 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-10, 29 May 1944, LTjg. James W. Macky USN in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-10 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
  • At Okinawa LSM Flotilla Three, CDR. W. F. Morrison USN (35);
    LSM Group Seven, LCDR. C. A. Lamborn USNR;
    LSM Division Thirteen and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 26 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-10 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 9 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 1 March 1946, at Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • USS LSM-10 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Sold, 13 November 1946, to A. G. Schoonmaker Co., New York, N.Y.
  • 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
    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-10 53k USS LSM-10 beached at Kawaihae, Hawaii, circa 9 September 1944. Raymond A. Biswanger, Jr., Ph.D., LT. USN Ret. USS LSM-9
    LSM-10 62k USS LSM-10 beached circa September 1944, location unknown. Robert Gray to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-10/119 37k USS LSM-10 and LSM-119, at Buckner Bay, Okinawa, date unknown. Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, USS LSM-116 and USS LSM-467
    LSM-471 49k USS LSM-10, USS LSM-471 and USS LCI(L)-797 beached at Leyte Island, Philippine Islands in September 1945. Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471

    The history extract for USS LSM-10 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Macky, James, William USN29 May 1944 - February 1945
    02LTjg. Szembroski, Stanley J. USNRFebruary 1945 - 1 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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