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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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - 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-94, 27 October 1944, LT. John R. Shepard USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-94 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Nine, CDR. D. L. Francis USN (23);
LSM Group Twenty-Six, LCDR. L. Brouwer, USN;
LSM Division Fifty-One
Following World War II USS LSM-94 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 23 September to 6 December 1945
Decommissioned, 5 April 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold, 16 February 1948, to Crowley Launch & Tugboat, San Francisco, CA, for conversion 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-94 and USS LSM-308 beached at Guam, Marianas Islands, date unknown.
||R.V. Clementson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-94 under way in San Francisco Bay, 1946.
US Navy photo # NH 81020 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-94 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Shepard, John Robert, USNR||27 October 1944 - September 1945|
|02||LT. Bradley, John Rose, USNR||September 1945 - 5 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Action Report - Landing of Occupation Forces, Nagasaki Japan, September 1945
Last Updated 25 May 2018
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