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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Iwo Jima) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 14 June 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
Launched, 7 July 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-48, 7 August 1944, LT. Marcel T. Graugnard USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-48 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Five, CDR. W. H. Carpenter USN (26);
LSM Group Fourteen, LCDR. A. E. Lind USNR;
LSM Division Twenty-Seven and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-48 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 25 October to 4 December 1945
Decommissioned, 27 May 1946, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-48 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold, 3 February 1948, to Stanolind Oil & Gas Co., Tulsa, OK, 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-48 and LCT-631 beached at Iwo Jima, February 1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-48 underway enroute from Iwo Jima to Pearl Harbor, circa April 1945. Note the absence of her bow doors lost during a typhoon.
||Cliff Holloway to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-48 under way, date and location unknown.
Photo ©Atlantic Fleet Sales Co., Norfolk, VA.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for LSM-48 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Graugnard, Marcel T., USNR||7 August 1944 - October 1945|
|02||LTjg. Zettel, Ralph Anton, USNR||October 1945 - 27 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
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