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USS LSM-67


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Foxtrot - Delta
NVFD
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, 21 July 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 14 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-67, 8 September 1944, LTjg. Kenneth D. Higgins USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-67 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Zambales-Subic Bay, 29 to 31 January 1945
    Consolidation and Capture of the Southern Philippines
    Palawan Islands landings, 1 to 2 March 1945
    Mindanao Island landings, 12 July 1945
    Borneo operation
    Brunei Bay operation, 10 to 14 June 1945
     

  • Decommissioned, 12 June 1946, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-67 earned four battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, in December 1946, to J.C. Berkwit Co., New York, N.Y.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    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 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)
    Propulsion
    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-67 69k USS LSM 67 under way in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 79850. Courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-67/218 83k ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, with USS LSM-67 and USS LSM-218 in the dock, 17 November 1944.
    US Navy photo, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-67/218 97k ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, with, front, left to right USS LSM-67 and USS LSM-218 and at the rear, left to right, USS LSM-269 and USS LSM-219, 17 November 1944.
    US Navy photo, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-67/218 90k ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, with, front, left to right USS LSM-67 and USS LSM-218 and at the rear, left to right, USS LSM-269 and USS LSM-219, 17 November 1944.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 22082A.
    Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM/LSMR Association
    LSM-52 138k USS LSM 52 and USS LSM-67 embarking Japanese Prisoners of War on Saturday, 6 October 1945 at Pulupandan Beach, Negros Island, Philippines.
    Photo A70 from the George F. Crouse collection.
    Submitted by Gary F. Crouse, in honor of his deceased father George F. Crouse MoMM 1 USS LSM-52

    The history extract for LSM-67 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Higgins, Kenneth D., USNR8 September 1944 - ?

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