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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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 20 June 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 24 July 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-166, 31 August 1944, LT. John F. Doran, USNR, in command
During WWII. USS LSM-166 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 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-166 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September to 3 December 1945
Decommissioned, 2 May 1946, at New Orleans, LA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-166 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold in October 1947 to Mechanical Equipment Co., New Orleans, LA., converted to a barge, 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-166 enroute, 1 April 1945, to Okinawa from Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-373408,
a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
| National Museum of the US Navy
||USS LSM-166 moored pierside, date and place unknown.
|| USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-166 at anchor, date and place unknown.
|| USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-166 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Doran John F. USNR||31 August 1944 - ?||AK-18|
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