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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 4 May 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 27 May 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-149, 8 July 1944, LT. Ezra D Woodbury, USNR in command
During WWII LSM-149 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Broached while attempting to salvage a barge in heavy surf at Sansapor, New Guinea, declared a total loss
Decommissioned, 15 April 1945
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6"
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 five single 20mm 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 General Motors (non-reversible with airflex clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws, Endurance, 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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The DANFS history extract for LSM-149 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
Remarks by RADM Jules James USN, Commandant 6th Naval District and Commanding Officer US Navy Yard Charleston, S.C. at the christening of LSM-149
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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Last Updated 28 May 2004
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