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LSM-66


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
    Specifications:
    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 62k 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 70k 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).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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