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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 10 April 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 7 May 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-16, 10 June 1944, LTjg. George Baily, USN, in command
During World War II USS LSM-16 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla One, LCDR. H. B. Taliaferro USN (28);
LSM Group Two, 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 to 18 May 1945
Decommissioned, 15 March 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
USS LSM-16 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold to Hughes Bros. Inc., New York, NY, 10 October 1947, 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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||Aerial view of Little Creek Amphibious Base, 1 August 1944. Ships that can be identified are
USS LSM-134 and
USS LSM-144. The two LSTs are unidentified.
US Navy photo.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-16 in convoy to Wakayama, Japan, circa September 1945. Photo was taken from USS LSM-116.
||Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, USS LSM-116 and USS LSM-467
||USS LSM-16 moored, date and location unknown.
||John Markezich to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-16 beached, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for LSM-16 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9)
|01||LTjg. Baily, George, USN||10 June 1944 - December 1945|
|02||ENS. Crotty, John Desmond, USNR||December 1945 - 15 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last updated 20 April 2018
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