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Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 30 August 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 23 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-89, 18 October 1944, LT. Thomas G. Foster, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-89 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Two, LCDR. N.E. Fryer Jr. USN (38);
    LSM Division Forty-Four
  • Following World War II USS LSM-89 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 4 to 24 September 1945
  • Decommissioned, 11 February 1946, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold, 12 August 1947, to St. John Tugboat Co., Ltd., East St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, converted to a barge, 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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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)
    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-89 92k USS LSM-89 underway, date and location unknown. Ken Roberts to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-89 57k USS LSM-89 beached, date and location unknown. David Agee for his father George Clinton Agee, Jr. ("Clint") MoMM/2c USS LSM-89
    LSM-89 40k USS LSM-89 moored pierside with USS LSM-445 moored outboard on her starboard side, date and location unknown. David Agee for his father George Clinton Agee, Jr. ("Clint") MoMM/2c USS LSM-89

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-89 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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Ports of Call, USS LSM-89, 18 October 1944 to 25 January 1946
    Enlisted crew as of 24 November 1945
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