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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-158 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)
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-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 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).
|01||LT. McClure Jr., Grover B., USNR||26 August 1944 - ?|
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