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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, 20 March 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 30 April 1944
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:
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:
|Campaign and Dates
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Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 17 April 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-11 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 8 October to 2 November 1945
Decommissioned, 27 June 1946, at Charleston, S.C.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-11 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold, 29 December 1947 to Georgia Marine Salvage Co., Inc., Brunswick, GA. and converted to a barge, 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)
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-11 under way, date and location unknown.
||Fred Turner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-11 beached, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for LSM-11 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9)
|01||LT. Snyder, Dudley E., USNR||31 May 1944 - December 1945|
|02||LTjg. Leahigh, William J., USNR||December 1945 - 15 April 1946
|03||ENS Southworth, E., USNR||15 April 1946 - 27 June 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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