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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 - Philippines Liberation Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 19 June 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 11 July 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-165, 26 August 1944, LT. Grover B. McClure, Jr., USNR, in command
During World War II USS LSM-165 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 10 February 1947, in Japan
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
Complement 5 officers, 54 enlisted
Armament one single 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
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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||USS LSM-165 commissioning crew photo, 26 August 1944, Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C., front and back.
||Robert P. Taylor to honor of his father Ralph Taylor EM3/c USS LSM-165
||USS LSM-165, USS LSM-221 and USS LSM-61 beached at Botangas Bay, P.I., circa August-September 1945.
|| William Lewis to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-165 with two 16" gun Mk7, 50 cal. barrels loaded aboard. This photo (looking forward) and the accompanying photo demonstrate the method used to secure and ship these big guns using an LSM. One gun was loaded forward and one aft. This photo is dated 12 March 1945, place of loading is unknown.
US Navy Gun Factory photo # 34294.
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||USS LSM-165 with two 16" gun Mk7, 50 cal. barrels loaded aboard (looking aft). This photo shows the forward gun in its cradle, 12 March 1945, place of loading is unknown.
US Navy Gun Factory photo.
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The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-165 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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