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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Iwo Jima, 20 February 1945) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
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-92, 24 October 1944, LTjg. John Grandin, USNR in command
During World War II LSM-92 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Five, CDR. W. H. Carpenter USN (26);
LSM Group Thirteen, LCDR. T. F. Griswold USNR;
LSM Division Twenty-Five and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 10 February to 16 March 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-92 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 10 September to 1 December 1945
Decommissioned, 16 April 1946, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Sold, 2 December 1947, to Georgia Marine Salvage Co., Inc., Brunswick, GA.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LSM-92 earned one battle star for World War II service
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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||Scene on the Iwo Jima beach, as unloading progresses, 20 February 1945. Note: bogged-down "halftrack" (carrying a large gun) at right, swamped LCM from USS Belle Grove (LSD-2) in center, USS LSM-92 beyond, and Mount Suribachi in the distance.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-303924.
|Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372, Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
||Iwo Jima landing beach, cluttered with abandoned vehicles and other debris, circa late February 1945.
USS LSM-92 is unloading at left, with Mount Suribachi in the distance. Landing craft in the extreme left foreground is from USS Belle Grove (LSD-2). Note the mired Jeep in the left center and 37mm field gun in right center.The original print came from Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison's World War II history project working files. It was provided to Morison by Admiral William H.P. Blandy, USN.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 104208
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
||Bulldozer, Jeep and other vehicles on an Iwo Jima beach, circa late February or early March 1945. USS LSM-92 unloading at right. In the center distance is LCT-1031.
Note the LST in the right distance with large "H"s painted on its bow and amidships
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 104201
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
||USS LSM-92 beached, date and location unknown.
||Donald Danielson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-92 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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