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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Echo - Lima
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 - World War II Victory Medal
Second Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (1)
Third Row - Philippines Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korean War Service Medal (retroactive)

USS LSM-58 was transferred to France, returned and transferred to South Vietnam
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 30 June 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 21 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-58, 21 August 1944, LT. Frank E. Lewis USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-58 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Six, CDR. A. R. Quinn, USN
    LSM Group Sixteen, LCDR. J. T. Brugger Jr. USNR;
    LSM Division Thirty-Six
  • Following World War II USS LSM-58 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 6 October 1945 to 10 January 1946
  • Decommissioned, 15 July 1946 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet,Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR.
  • Recommissioned, 8 September 1950
  • During the Korean War USS LSM-58 participated in the following campaign:

    Korean War Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Korean Defense campaign,
    8 to 30 May and 16 July to 10 August 1952
  • Decommissioned, 6 April 1954, at San Diego, CA. and transferred the same day to France
  • Returned to US custody in October 1955
  • Transferred in April 1956, to South Vietnam
  • Returned to US custody, 29 May 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-58 earned one battle star for Korean War service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 8 February 1957, to Ron Pickard, Bay Point, Miami, FL, 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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    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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    LSM-58 77k LSM-58 underway, date and place unknown. James Morison to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-58 33k USS LSM-58 beached, at Cho Do Island, South Korean in 1952 while picking up refugees and transporting them to Pusan (Busan). Doug Piper ET1 USS LSM-58
    LSM-58 49k
    LSM-58 37k
    LSM-58 53k
    LSM-58 91k USS LSM-58 beached, at Inchon, South Korean, 1952. Don Mottes to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-58 74k USS LSM-58 underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo by ©Atlantic Fleet Sales Co., Norfolk, VA.
    Don Mottes to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-58 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Lewis, Frank E., USNR21 August 1944 - 30 October 1945
    02LTjg. Jones, Orville F., USNR30 October 1945 - April 1946
    03ENS. Martin, Joseph R., USNRApril 1946 - 15 July 1946
     Decommissioned15 July 1946 - 8 September 1950
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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