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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 (4) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 24 April 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
  • Launched, 14 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-22, 21 June 1944, LT. William E. Rivinius USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-22 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 13 October to 29 November 1944
    Ormoc Bay landings, 7 to 8 December 1944
    Consolidation of the Southern Philippines;
    Mindanao Island landings, 10 March 1945, 17 to 23 April 1945, 3 May 1945
    Luzon operation;
    Mindoro landings, 12 to 18 December 1944
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 16 to 18 January 1945
    Borneo operation;
    Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 6 July 1945
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations;
    Mariveles-Corregidor, 14 to 28 February 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-22 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 9 September to 16 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 27 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-22 earned five battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 14 August 1947, to Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI. , 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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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)
    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-19/21/22 81k USS LSM-22. USS LSM-21, and LSM-19 beached at Mindanao, P.I., 22 April 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-311 73k USS LSM-22 and LSM-311 approaching an unidentified beach, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-22 10k
    LSM-22 69k USS LSM-22 beached at Talomo, Mindanao, P.l., May 1945. Gorden Bores, to the LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-22 65k USS LSM-22 beached, date and location unknown. Donna Taylor to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-22 73k USS LSM-22 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-22 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Rivinius, William E., USNR21 June 1944 - 17 November 1945
    02LTjg. Newell, Donald E., USNR17 November 1945 - December 1945
    03LTjg. Grant, Marvin R., USNRDecember 1945 - 21 January 1946
    04LTjg. Comstock, Marshall H., USNR21 January 1946 - 27 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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