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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:
|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
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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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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||USS LSM-41 beached near Puerto Princess, Palawan Island, Philippines.
||Courtesy R.W. Johns USS LSM-41
||USS LSM-41 at anchor with bow doors open, date and place unknown.
||Edward Kretschmar to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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).
|01||LT. Williams, Willard W., USNR||3 August 1944 - 13 October 1945|
|02||LTjg. Stone, Leroy C., USNR||13 October 1945 - December 1945|
|03||LTjg. Hubbard, Frank H., USNR||December 1945 - 16 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
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