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USS LSM-115


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - India - Uniform
NVIU
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, 21 October 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 11 November 1844
  • Commissioned USS LSM-115, 2 December 1944, LT. Lewis J. Loveland USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-115 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Nine, CDR. D. L. Francis USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Six, LCDR. T. A. Peacock USNR;
    LSM Division Fifty-Two
  • Following World War II USS LSM-115 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 4 to 13 September 1945
  • Decommissioned, 19 June 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold, 29 December 1946, to Charles Weaver & Co., Detroit, MI., converted to a barge, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    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 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)
    Propulsion
    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-115 163k USS LSM-115 conning tower "Super Mouse", date and location unknown. Robert Morris, CO USS LSM-115
    LSM-115 68k USS LSM-115, USS LSM-432 and an unidentified destroyer moored pierside at southside pier one, Tsingtao, China, date unknown. Robert Morris, CO USS LSM-115
    LSM-115 110k View of USS LSM-115's tank well deck, with crew unloading 55 gallon drums, date and location unknown. Robert Morris, CO USS LSM-115
    LSM-115 56k USS LSM-115 crew manning 20mm gun mounts, date and location unknown. Robert Morris, CO USS LSM-115
    LSM-115 59k Crossing the Equator initiation ceremony for USS LSM-115 crew, date unknown. Robert Morris, CO USS LSM-115
    LSM-115 55k USS LSM-115 beached alongside USS LST-704, date and location unknown. Robert Morris, CO USS LSM-115
    LSM-115 63k USS LSM-115 crew on the beach during R&R. What ever happened to "Hyde Park Beer"? Date and location unknown. Robert Morris, CO USS LSM-115

    The history extract for USS LSM-115 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Loveland, Lewis J., USNR2 December 1944 - ?

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