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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 (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (3)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX, (date unknown)
  • Launched, (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-22, 21 June 1944, LTjg William E. Rivinius, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-22 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 27 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 14 August 1947, to Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI. , fate unknown
  • LSM-22 earned five battle stars for World War II service and four battle stars for the Philippines liberation campaign
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    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-19/21/22 81k LSM-22, LSM-21, and LSM-19 beached at Mindanao, P.I., 22 April 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-311 73k LSM-22 and LSM-311 approaching the beach, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-22 10k LSM-22 and LSM-311 and one unidentified LSM beached, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-22 69k LSM-22 beached at Talomo, Mindanao, P.l., May 1945. Gorden Bores, to the LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-22 65k LSM-22 beached, date and place unknown. Donna Taylor to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-22 73k LSM-22 beached, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-22 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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