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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
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, 7 September 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 30 September 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-91, 22 October 1944, LT. Thomas G. Johnston, USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-91 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-91 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|4 to 24 September 1945
|8 October to 14 November 1945
Decommissioned, 26 February 1946, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
Final Disposition, sold, 2 December 1947, to Georgia Marine Salvage Co., Inc., Brunswick, GA., 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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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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||USS LSM-91 under way, date and location unknown.
||Roy Hines to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-91 beached at Tacloban, P.I., date unknown.
||Alvin McLowry to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-91 and USS LSM-45 moored pierside in the Philippines, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM-91 beached at Saipan, Marianas, date unknown.
||Photo by William Bohmert USS LSM-185
||USS LSM-91 and USS LSM-324 beached at at Kewalo Basin, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, 14-16 February 1945.
The history extract for USS LSM-91 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Johnston, Thomas G., USNR||22 October 1944 - ?|
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Last Updated 26 May 2017
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