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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 14 August 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 7 September 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-82, 7 October 1944, LT. Frederic S. Dean, Jr., USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-82 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Six, CDR. A. R. Quinn USN;
LSM Group Eighteen, LCDR. J. M. Fabre, USNR;
LSM Division Thirty-Five and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 April to 17 June 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-82 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 11 September to 30 November 1945
Decommissioned, 15 March 1946, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
USS LSM-82 earned one battle star for World War II service
Sold, 29 December 1947, for commercial service to Georgia Marine Salvage Co., Inc., Brunswick, GA.
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1961
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-82 landing men and tanks of the 713 Flame Thrower Tank Battalion, during the invasion of Okinawa, circa 2 April to 17 June 1945.
||Bill Faulkner, LSM-82,
Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing USS LSM-372,
Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
||USS LSM-82 and USS LSM-28 beached at Okinawa along with other LSMs in 1945.
||William H. Bearfered to the USS LSM - LSMR Association
USS LSM-137 at Cebu, P.I., to transport the Americal division to Yokohama, Japan 30 August 1945. In the background are;
USS LSM-4, and
Photo was taken from USS LSM-186
||Photo by Ken Roberts Engineering Officer USS LSM-186
||USS LSM-82 with other LSMs in China in 1945, location unknown.
||W. H. Faulkner to the USS LSM - LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-82 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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