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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 14 June 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 7 July 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-50, 9 August 1944, LT. John C. Rogers, Jr. USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-50 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, 19 April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-50 earned three battle stars for World War II service
Sold, 14 August 1947, to Indian River Lines Inc., Wilmington, DE., for conversion to a barge
Final Disposition, fate unknown
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 January 1945
Brunei Bay operation, 10 to 14 June 1945
|Consolidation of the Southern Philippines;
Visayan Island landings, 26 to 28 March 1945, and 2 April 1945
Palawan Islands landings, 28 February 1945
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-50, USS LSM-259, USS LSM-26 and an
unidentified LSM beached probably in the Philippines, date and place unknown. Note the local population going about their business on the beach oblivious to the US
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-50, USS LST-595 and
USS LSM-128 beached at Labuan Island, Borneo, 10 June 1945, after disembarking Australian forces for Operation "Oboe 6" during the Brunei Bay operation.
Australian War Memorial photo # OG2909A.
|Australian War Memorial
The history extract for LSM-50 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Rogers Jr., John C., USNR||9 August 1944 - December 1945|
|02||LTjg. Estabrook, Loren A., USNR||December 1945 - 19 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last Updated 19 May 2018
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