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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 (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 14 July 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 5 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-66, 6 September 1944, LT. Raymond H. Brubaker USN in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-66 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Manila-Bicol operation
    Zambales-Subic Bay operation, 29 to 31 January 1945
    Consolidation and capture of the southern Philippines
    Palawan Islands landings, 28 February 1945
    Visayan Island landings, 18 to 19 March, and 26 March to 1 April 1945

  • Decommissioned, 12 June 1946, at Terminal Island Navy Yard, San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-66 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 10 March 1948, to Peter F. Bullen, San Diego, CA., 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-66 62k USS LSM-66 beached in the Philippines, date and location unknown. The ship beached at far right is possibly USS LSM-30. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-66 70k USS LSM-66, USS LSM-468, and USS LSM-114, nested together at Terminal Island CA. Note LSM-66 is missing her bow doors which were lost in a storm. (Courtesy of Harlan Criss). Robert Hall for his father John W. Hall Gunner's Mate USS LSM-487

    The history extract for LSM-66 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Brubaker, Raymond Harvey, USN6 September 1944 - March 1946
    02LTjg. D'Anna, J. A., USNRMarch 1946 - 12 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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