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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Iwo Jima)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 20 June 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 24 June 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-167, 31 August 1944, LT. John R. Pahmeyer USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-167 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 Thirty and participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, 3 July 1946
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-167 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold, October 1958, to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA. converted to a barge, fate unknown
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 2 April to 3 June 1945
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 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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||USS LSM-167 and USS LSM-275 beached at Okinawa, 7 April 1945.
Note USS LSM-167 is off loading onto a pontoon causeway.
|| Raymond Maassel to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-167, LSM-276 and USS LSM-482 being moved
together while coming alongside either a repair ship, or a pier, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-167, USS LSM-276 and USS LSM-482
alongside either a repair ship, or a pier, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-167 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Pahmeyer, John R., USNR||31 August 1944 - ?|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last updated 16 June 2017
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