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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, ENS. Rayond 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:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
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)
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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||USS LSM-66 beached in the Philippines, date and location unknown. The ship beached at far right is possibly
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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).
|01||ENS. Brubaker, Rayond H., USN||6 September 1944 - ?|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last updated 19 May 2017
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