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LSM-115


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Bottom Row - 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-115, 2 December 1944, LT. Lewis J. Loreland, USNR in command
  • During World War II was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • 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" 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, 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-115 163k LSM-115 conning tower "Super Mouse", date and place unknown. Robert Morris, CO USS LSM-115
    LSM-115 68k LSM-115, 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 LSM-115's tank well deck, with crew unloading 55 gallon drums, date and place unknown. Robert Morris, CO USS LSM-115
    LSM-115 56k LSM-115 crew manning 20mm gun mounts, date and place unknown. Robert Morris, CO USS LSM-115
    LSM-115 59k Crossing the Equator initiation ceremony for LSM-115 crew, date unknown. Robert Morris, CO USS LSM-115
    LSM-115 55k LSM-115 beached alongside LST-704, date and place unknown. Robert Morris, CO USS LSM-115
    LSM-115 63k LSM-115 crew on the beach during R&R. What ever happened to "Hyde Park Beer"? Date and place unknown. Robert Morris, CO USS LSM-115

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-115 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

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