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LSM-84


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-84, 10 October 1944, LT. R. I. Anderson, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-84 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 10 May 1946
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Loaned under terms of the Security Assistance Program to South Korea, 3 July 1956
  • Sold outright to South Korea, 5 November 1974, renamed LSM-659
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 1974
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LSM-84 earned one battle star 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-84 75k LSM-84 beached at Guadalcanal, date unknown. Photo captioned "Wolf and cousin at Guadalcanal" USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-84 48k LSM-84 and LCT-873 and numerous other amphibious craft at Yellow Beach, Okinawa, 3 April 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-84 105k LSM-84, LCT-1415 and LCT-1386 along with five LCVPs at Yellow Beach, Okinawa, 3 April 1945. The two LCTs are just visible beached at the left edge of the photo. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-84 98k LSM-84 standing off Yellow Beach, Okinawa while unloading into LCVPs, 3 April 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-84 82k LSM-84 and LCT-1415 beached on Yellow Beach, Okinawa while unloading vehicles, 3 April 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-84 95k LSM-84 beached at Okinawa while unloading mail and supplies. Note: that LCT-1381's stern is also visible in this photo. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-84 66k LSM-84 unloading an armored tracked vehicle on the beach at Okinawa alongside LST-71and an unidentified LST, date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-84 62k LSM-84 underway in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46. Note: the "Homeward Bound" pennant flying from the port yardarm.
    US Navy photo # NH 81397 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-84 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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