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LSM-90


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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-90, 20 October 1944, LTjg. Leroy M. Decker, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-90 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 1 May 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 16 January 1948, to Guntert & Zimmerman, Stockton, CA., fate unknown
  • LSM-90 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-90 70k LSM-90 beached, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-90 59k LSM-90 beached at Okinawa, 1945. James Adlam to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-90 64k LSM-90 beached at Okinawa, 1945. Jack Mudry to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-186 88k LSM-144, LSM-180, LSM-90 and LSM-186 beached at Laoag, Luzon, P.I., July 1945. Ken Roberts to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-90 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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