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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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-66, 6 September 1944, Ens. Rayond H. Brubaker, USN in command
During World War II LSM-66 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
Decommissioned, 12 June 1946, at Terminal Island Navy Yard, San Pedro, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold, 10 March 1948, to Peter F. Bullen, San Diego, CA., fate unknown
LSM-66 earned two battle stars for World War II service
- Manila-Bicol operation;
(a) Zambales-Subic Bay operation, 29 to 31 January 1945
- Consolidation of the southern Philippines;
(a) Palawan Island landings, 28 February 1945
(b) Visayan Island landings, 18 to 19 March, and 26 March to 1 April 1945
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" oa
Beam 34' 6"
Draft light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
Complement 5 officers, 54 enlisted
Armament one single 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
Troop Capacity 2 officers, 46 enlisted
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Propulsion two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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||LSM-66 beached in the Philippines, date and place unknown. The ship beached at far right is possibly LSM-30.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-66, LSM-468, and 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 DANFS history extract for LSM-66 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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