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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 - 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:
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
Korean War Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Korean Defense campaign,
8 to 30 May and 16 July to 10 August 1952
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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||LSM-58 underway, date and place unknown.
||James Morison to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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
||USS LSM-58 beached, at Inchon, South Korean, 1952.
||Don Mottes to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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).
|01||LT. Lewis, Frank E., USNR||21 August 1944 - 30 October 1945|
|02||LTjg. Jones, Orville F., USNR||30 October 1945 - April 1946|
|03||ENS. Martin, Joseph R., USNR||April 1946 - 15 July 1946|
| ||Decommissioned||15 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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