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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 (date unknown) at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston TX.
  • Launched, (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-117, 7 December 1944, LT. John H. Maginnis, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-117 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Following World War II LSM-117 performed occupation duty until directed to return to the US
  • Decommissioned, 7 June 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 17 January 1948, to Ellis Clarke Soper, Detroit, MI., fate unknown
  • LSM-117 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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 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 Accommodations 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-117 44k LSM-117 off the coast of Saipan, (date unknown). Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, USS LSM-116
    Now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, USS LSM-116 and USS LSM-467
    LSM-116/117 65k LSM-116 at left and LSM-117 at right, Green Beach, Tulagi, Solomon Islands, date unknown. Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, USS LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, USS LSM-116 and USS LSM-467
    LSM-117 54k LSM-117 beached at Wakayama, Japan, 25 July 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-467/112 88k LSM-117 moored to LSM-467's, port side at Tulosa, Leyte, P.I. John S. Moore, S/2c, doing laundry, 11 December 1945. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 040
    LSM-117 55k LSM-117 in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
    US Navy photo # NH 81021 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-117 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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