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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from 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) - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid, 28 May 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 22 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-41, 3 August 1944, LT. Willard W. Williams USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-41 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Western New Guinea operations
    Mapia Island Group, 14 November 1944
    Asia Island Group, 19 November 1944
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Nasugbu, 31 January 1945
    Luzon operations
    Lingayan Gulf landing, 9 January 1945
    Consolidation of the southern Philippines
    Palawan Islands landings 28 February to 1 March 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-41 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 27 September to 2 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, 16 April 1946 at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-41 earned four battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 11 February 1948, to Morris Schrier, Atlantic City, N.J., 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-41 67k USS LSM-41 beached near Puerto Princess, Palawan Island, Philippines. Courtesy R.W. Johns USS LSM-41
    LSM-41 55k USS LSM-41 at anchor with bow doors open, date and place unknown. Edward Kretschmar to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-41 78k USS LSM-41 beached at Subic Bay, P.I., date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for LSM-41 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Williams, Willard W., USNR3 August 1944 - 13 October 1945
    02LTjg. Stone, Leroy C., USNR13 October 1945 - December 1945
    03LTjg. Hubbard, Frank H., USNRDecember 1945 - 16 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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

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