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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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-24, 24 June 1944, LT Andrew H Smith, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-24 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 29 March 1946 at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 27 February 1948, to Southeastern Pipe Line Co., Atlanta, GA, fate unknown
  • LSM-24 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    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 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 Accommodations 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-24 86k LSM-24 moored in the Panama Canal Zone while transiting the Panama Canal on her way to joining the Pacific Fleet, circa late-1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-24 48k LSM-24 underway, with bow doors open, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-24 68k LSM-24 during underway refueling with LSM-184, date and place unknown. Al Noble CO USS LSM-24 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-24 70k LSM-24 pulls away from LSM-184 after completing a refueling evolution, date and place unknown. Al Noble CO USS LSM-24 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-24 62k LSM-24 pulls away from LSM-184 after taking on fuel, date and place unknown. Al Noble CO USS LSM-24 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-135 403k LSM-24, LSM-135, LCT-1326 and other landing craft unloading cargo on Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands, 24 April 1945.
    US National Archives photo # 080-G-321772, a US Navy photo, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Arthur Tarpinian, USS LSM-135
    LSM-134 92k LSM-134 flanked by LSM-220 and LSM-24 off her starboard side and LSM-15 off her port side, on the beach at Okinawa, circa early August 1945
    US Navy photo
    John Finch LSM-26
    Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-24 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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