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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 (3)
Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-41, 3 August 1944, LTjg Willard W. Williams, USNR in command
During World War II LSM-41 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
Following World War II LSM-41 performed occupation duty in the Far East
Decommissioned, 16 April 1946 at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold, 11 February 1948, to Morris Schrier, Atlantic City, N.J., fate unknown
LSM-41 earned four battle stars for World War II service
- Western New Guinea operations;
(a) Mapia Island Group, 14 November 1944
(b) Asia Island Group, 19 November 1944
- Luzon operations
(a) Lingayan Gulf landing, 9 January 1945
- Manila Bay-Bicol operations;
(a) Nasugbu, 31 January 1945.
- Consolidation of the southern Philippines;
(a) Palawan Islands landings 28 February to 1 March 1945
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t.(landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" o.a.
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 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-41 beached near Puerto Princess, Palawan Island, Philippines.
||Courtesy R.W. Johns USS LSM-41
||LSM-41 at anchor with bow doors open, date and place unknown.
||Edward Kretschmar to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-41 beached at Subic Bay, P.I., date unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-41 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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