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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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 29 May 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 16 June 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-158, 31 July 1944, LT. Ruben J. Kemper USN in command
During World War II LSM-158 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla One, LCDR. H. B. Taliaferro USN (28);
LSM Group Three, LCDR. A. K. Ridgway, USNR;
LSM Division Six
Following World War II USS LSM-158 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 17 September 1945 to 2 April 1946
Decommissioned, 12 August 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold, 18 May 1948, to Guillemo Martinez, Washington, D.C., fate 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 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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||USS LSM-158 at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Park R. Glass Jr. USS LSM-158
The history extract for USS LSM-158 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last updated 16 June 2017
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