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USS LSM-11


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Alpha - Uniform
NVAU
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:

    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 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    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 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)
    Propulsion
    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-11 108k USS LSM-11 under way, date and location unknown. Fred Turner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-11 69k 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) .

    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Snyder, Dudley E., USNR31 May 1944 - ?

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