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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 6 June 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 26 June 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-162, 22 August 1944, ENS. Paul Rowan USNR in command
During WWII. USS LSM-162 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Five, CDR. W. H. Carpenter USN (26);
LSM Group Fifteen, LCDR. A. H. Hall USNR;
LSM Division Twenty-Nine and participated in the following campaign;
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 7 May 1945
Decommissioned, 26 December 1945, at Terminal Island Navy Yard, San Pedro, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
USS LSM-162 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold 16 March 1948, to Martinolich Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA., 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
landing, 5' 3"
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 12.5 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
one twin bow mounted 40mm AA gun mount
six single 20mm gun mounts
Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
two General Motors 16-278A (non-reversible with airflex clutch) Diesel engines,. direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
Ship's Service Generators
two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
two Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
twin propellers 2,800shp
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||USS LSM-162, two unidentified LSMs and USS LSM-246 beached at Guadalcanal, date unknown.
||Robert Oellerich to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-162 entering an ABSD for drydocking, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-162 drydocked with several other small vessels in an ABSD, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-162 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||ENS. Rowan, Paul, USNR||22 August 1944 - ?|
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Last updated 16 June 2017
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