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LSM-89


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - 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-89, 18 October 1944, LT. Thomas G. Foster, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-89 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 11 February 1946, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 12 August 1947, to St. John Tugboat Co., Ltd., East St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, converted to a barge, fate unknown
    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-89 92k LSM-89 underway, date and place unknown. Ken Roberts to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-89 57k LSM-89 beached, date and place unknown. David Agee for his father George Clinton Agee, Jr. ("Clint") MoMM/2c USS LSM-89
    LSM-89 40k LSM-89 moored pierside with LSM-445 moored outboard on her starboard side,date and place 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

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