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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 USS 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" (ovl)
Beam 34' 6"
light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
two General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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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The history extract for USS LSM-149 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Woodbury, Ezra D., USNR ||8 July 1944 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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
Last Updated 29 June 2018
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