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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 21 May 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 14 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-35, 14 July 1944, LT. James M. Burke USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-35 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 4 to 12 January 1945
    Consolidation of the Southern Philippines;
    Visayan Island landing, 2 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-35 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    11 November to 2 December 19453 to 21 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, 10 May 1946, at Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-35 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 February 1948 to Hugo Neu Corp., New York, NY.
    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-35 59k USS LSM-35 under way, date and location unknown. Leroy Samuelson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-35 56k USS LSM-35 at anchor, date and location unknown. In the background an unidentified LCI and LSM. Robert Rand to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The 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

    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Burke, James M., USNR14 July 1944 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Hildebrand, W. A., USNRDecember 1945 - March 1946
    03ENS. Touchy, H. R., USNRMarch 1946 - 10 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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