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LSM-41


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)

Individual Awards

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
    Specifications:
    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 67k LSM-41 beached near Puerto Princess, Palawan Island, Philippines. Courtesy R.W. Johns USS LSM-41
    LSM-41 55k LSM-41 at anchor with bow doors open, date and place unknown. Edward Kretschmar to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-41 78k 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).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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