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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:
    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-165 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 7 September 1945 to 10 February 1947
  • 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"
    light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
    fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    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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    LSM-165 1151k 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
    LSM-165 1594k
    LSM-61 49k 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
    LSM-165 103k 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.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-165 98k 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.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The 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).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. McClure Jr., Grover B., USNR26 August 1944 - January 1945
    02LTjg. Long, Hirris C., USNR (acting CO)Januay 1945 - January 1945
    03LT. McClure Jr., Grover B., USNRJanuary 1945 - 19 November 1945
    04LTjg. Roman, Albert J., USNR19 November 1945 - 27 January 1946
    05LTjg. Trover, Barney C., USNR27 January 1946 - 6 April 1946
    06ENS. Vedder, Fred J., USNR6 April 1946 - 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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