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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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-11, 31 May 1944, LT. Dudley E. Snyder, USNR in command
During WWII LSM-11 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
Decommissioned, 27 June 1946, at Charleston, S.C.
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold, 29 December 1947 to Georgia Marine Salvage Co., Inc., Brunswick, GA. and converted to a barge, fate unknown
LSM-11 earned two battle stars for World War II service
- Luzon operation;
(a) Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 January 1945
- Okinawa Gunto operation;
(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 17 June 1945
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" o.a.
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-11 underway, date and place unknown.
||Fred Turner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-11 beached, date and place unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-11 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9) .
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