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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-108, 19 November 1944, LTjg. Frank H. Kibling, USNR in command
During World War II LSM-108 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 18 December 1946
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold, 11 November 1958, to Commercial Metals, Co., Dallas, TX., fate unknown
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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||From left to right LSM-108, LSM-109 and LSM-399 beached at Algiers Naval Base, New Orleans, LA. circa 13 November to 9 December 1945. Note: masts and yardarms had been removed for river travel.
||Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
of the USS LSM - LSMR Association, photo courtesy Joe Gerengsen USS LSM-109, Alligator Alley, June 1992
The DANFS history extract for LSM-108 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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Last Updated 21 May 2004
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