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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 30 April 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 21 May 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-25, 26 June 1944, ENS. Ralph D. Cline, USN in command
During World War II USS LSM-25 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
At Okinawa LSM Flotilla Three, CDR. W. F. Morrison USN (35);
LSM Group Seven, LCDR. C. A. Lamborn USNR;
LSM Division Fourteen and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 January 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 26 April 1945
Decommissioned, 18 December 1945, at Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 January 1946
USS LSM-25 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, circa October-November 1946, to National Metal & Steel Corp., Terminal Island, CA.
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
landing, 5' 3"
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 12.5 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
one twin bow mounted 40mm AA gun mount
six single 20mm gun mounts
Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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.
two Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
twin propellers 2,800shp
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||USS LSM-25 with a load of gun powder cannisters and shells destined for
USS Washington (BB-56), circa 1944
||USS LSM-154, USS LSM-312 and USS LSM-25, beached at
Saipan, Marianas Islands to take on supplies, date unknown.
||Dan Kovalchik in honor of his father, SK2 John "Tiny" Kovalchik USS LSM-154
||USS LSM-25 beached at Okinawa, April 1945. Other ships present include USS LSM-13 and
||Photo by Richard Humpert USS LST-660, submitted by his grandson Matt Schneider
||USS LSM-25 beached at Ie Shima, circa April 1945
||USS LSM-25 under way near Hickam Field Wharf, Pearl Harbor, T.H., 21 September 1945.
||Raymond A. Biswanger, Jr., Ph.D., LT. USN Ret. USS LSM-9
||USS LSM-25 under way and homeward bound, circa 1946.
The history for USS LSM-25 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||ENS. Cline, Ralph Dale, USN||26 June 1944 - October 1944|
|02||LT. Repine, Joseph C., USNR||October 1944 - November 1945|
|03||LTjg. Barrett, Frederick, P., USNR||November 1945 - 18 December 1945|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
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