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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) [Leyte, P.I., 23 October 1944] - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
Purple Heart (1-KIA Leyte, P.I., 23 October 1944)
USS LSM-19 was transferred to South Korea and named ROKS Ki Rin (LSM-610)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 24 April 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 14 May 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-19, 15 June 1944, LT. Edward L. McComb, USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-19 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Leyte landing, 20 October to 29 November 1944
Ormoc Bay landings, 7 to 8 December 1944
|Consolidation and capture of southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings,
10 March 1945, 17 to 23 April 1945, and 10 to 16 May 1945
Lingayen Gulf landing, 16 to 18 January 1945
Balikpapan Operations, 26 June to 6 July 1945
|Manila Bay-Bicol operations
Mariveles-Corregidor, 14 to 28 February 1945
Decommissioned, 1 July 1946, at Astoria, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
Transferred to South Korea, on loan, 3 July 1956
Transferred, cash sale, under the terms of the Security Assistance Program, to South Korea, 15 November 1974, named ROKS Ki Rin (LSM-610)
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 1974
USS LSM-19 earned five battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, last reported active in the South Korean Navy in 1996
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-19 underway, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-22, USS LSM-21, and USS LSM-19 beached at Mindanao, P.I., 22 April 1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-19 in San Francisco Bay, early 1946.
US Navy photo # NH 79846 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.H. McPherson, 1974.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
| ROKS Ki Rin (LSM-610)
||Ex-LSM-19 in South Korean service as ROKS Ki Rin (LSM-610) beaching at Pohang, South Korea during joint amphibious exercises with the US Navy circa 14-18 December 1976.
||Ronald R. MacKay, Jr.
The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-19 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9)
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