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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 (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, 14 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-100, 6 November 1944, LT. Francis J. McQuillan USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-100 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Three, LCDR. W. E. Edwin, USNR;
    LSM Division Forty-Five and participated in the following campaign;

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 3 April 1945
  • Following World War II USS LSM-100 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 7 October to 14 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 15 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LSM-100 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 14 August 1947, to Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI. 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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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)
    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-100 65k USS LSM-100 starboard bow view under way off Brown Shipbuilding Co. Shipyard, Houston, TX., circa November 1944.
    US Navy photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-100 63k USS LSM-100 port bow view under way off Brown Shipbuilding Co. Shipyard, Houston, TX., circa November 1944
    US Navy photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-100 67k USS LSM-100 moored pierside at Yokosuka, Japan, date unknown. Fran Shedd to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-100 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. McQuillan, Francis Joseph, USNR6 November 1944 - 18 November 1945
    02LTjg. Shedd, Francis A., USNR18 November 1945 - 15 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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