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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 28 May 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 22 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-40, 24 July 1944, LT. Carl L. Garrett USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-40 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Mindoro landings, 12 to 18 December 1944
    Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, 10 March 1945 and 24 to 31 March 1945
    Sulu Archipelago landings, 2 to 4 April 1945 and 9 to 11 April 1945
    Manila Bay-Bicol operation
    Mariveles-Corregidor, 14 to 28 February 1945
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operations, 26 June to 6 July 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-40 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 28 September to 28 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 5 April 1946, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-40 earned four battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold 28 November 1947, to Edward F. Jardine, Atlantic City, NJ, fate unknown
    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-40 277k USS LSM-40 beached at Leyte, P.I., date unknown. Jerry Shebell to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-40 57k USS LSM-40 under way, date and location unknown. Jerry Shebell to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-40 67k USS LSM-40, USS LST-459 and an unidentified LCT beached at Jolo, Sulu Archipelago, P-Day, 9 April 1945.
    US Army Signal Corps. photo # SC266347
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-40 89k USS LST-459, USS LSM-40 beached at Jolo, Sulu Archipelago, P-Day, 9 April 1945. In the background are also two LCTs.
    US Army Signal Corps. photo # SC266350
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for LSM-40 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Garrett, Carl L., USNR24 July 1944 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Myers, James F., USNRDecember 1945 - 5 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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

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