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LSM-35


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 (2) - 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-35, 14 July 1944, LT. James M. Burke, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-35 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 10 May 1946, at Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 February 1948 to Hugo Neu Corp., New York, NY.
  • LSM-35 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"
  • Beam 34' 6"
  • Draft light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
  • Speed 13.2kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
  • Complement 4 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-35 59k LSM-35 underway, date and place unknown. Leroy Samuelson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-35 56k LSM-35 at anchor, date and place unknown. In the background an unidentified LCI and LSM. Robert Rand to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-35 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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