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USS LSM-98


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Hotel - Lima
NVHL
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 - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 23 September 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 7 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-98, 2 November 1944, LTjg. Edward W. Doherty, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-98 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945
  • Following World War II USS LSM-98 was assigned to Occupation duty from 2 September 1945 to 8 January 1946
  • Decommissioned, 7 June 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold, 30 September 1946, to Western Boat Building Co., Seattle, WA., fate unknown
  • USS LSM-98 received 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 AA gun mount
    four single 20mm AA 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-98 71k USS LSM-98 underway off Iwo Jima, Mount Suribachi is in the background, date unknown. Leroy A. Woodman USS LSM-97 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-238 83k USS LSM-419, USS LSM-238, USS LSM-98 and USS LSM-202 beached at Iwo Jima, between 23 and 28 March, or between 20 to 23 August 1945 Claude H. Hewitt, for his father Claude Hewitt, SM3/c USS LSM-238
    LSM-98 64k USS LSM-98 underway on the last leg of her journey home. Note the "Homeward Bound" Pennant flying from the port yardarm, date unknown.
    US Navy photo # NH 79851 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-98 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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