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LSM-67


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 (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (3)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX. (date unknown)
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • 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 actions:
  • Decommissioned, 12 June 1946, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, in December 1946, to J.C. Berkwit Co., New York, N.Y.
  • LSM-67 earned four battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" o.a.
    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 six 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-67 69k LSM 67 underway in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
    US Navy photo # NH 79850 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-67/218 83k ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, with LSM-67 and 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 LSM-67 and LSM-218 and at the rear, left to right, LSM-269 and 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 LSM-67 and LSM-218 and at the rear, left to right, LSM-269 and LSM-219, 17 November 1944.
    US Navy photo # NH 22082A, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM/LSMR Association
    LSM-52 138k LSM 52 and 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 DANFS history extract for LSM-67 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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