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LSM-28


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 (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-28, 1 July 1944, LT. Kenneth Harneman, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-28 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 27 March 1946, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 1 December 1947, to Hill Dredging Corp., Ventnor, NJ, fate unknown
  • LSM-28 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    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-28 61k LSM-28, LSM-29 and LSM-52 at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippines, 9 January, 1945. Associated Press photo. Mike Solo, Ensign, USNR, USS LSM 28 and
    Jefferson W. Asher, Jr. Ensign USNR USS LSM-28
    LSM-82 63k LSM-28 and LSM-82 beached at Okinawa along with other LSMs in 1945. William H. Bearfered to the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-28 64k LSM-28 at Pearl Harbor in August 1945. Mike Solo, Ensign, USNR, USS LSM 28

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-28 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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