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USS LSM-162


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Mike - Lima
NVML
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;

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    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
  • Final Disposition, sold 16 March 1948, to Martinolich Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA., fate unknown
  • USS LSM-162 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    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
    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)
    Complement
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    Armament
    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
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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    LSM-246 64k USS LSM-162, two unidentified LSMs and USS LSM-246 beached at Guadalcanal, date unknown. Robert Oellerich to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-162 72k USS LSM-162 entering an ABSD for drydocking, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-162 148k USS LSM-162 drydocked with several other small vessels in an ABSD, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-162 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
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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    Last Updated 12 July 2012