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USS LSM-90


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Golf - Whiskey
NVGW
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - 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, 30 August 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 23 September 1944
  • 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:
    LSM Flotilla Nine, CDR. D. L. Francis USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Five, LCDR. L. Brouwer USN;
    LSM Division Forty-Nine and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 18 April to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-90 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    11 to 20 September 1945
    15 November to 30 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, 1 May 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • Sold, 16 January 1948, to Guntert & Zimmerman, Stockton, CA.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS 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" (ovl)
    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 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)
    Propulsion
    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-90 70k USS LSM-90 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-90 59k USS LSM-90 beached at Okinawa, 1945. James Adlam to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-90 64k USS LSM-90 beached at Okinawa, 1945. Jack Mudry to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-186 88k USS LSM-144, LSM-180, USS 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

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