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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, 27 June 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 20 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-170, 14 September 1944, LT. Raymond Klevansky USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-170 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 and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-170 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 23 September to 12 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 2 May 1946, at Lake Charles, LA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-170 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Sold to LSS Marine Co., Camp Hill, PA., in October 1946
  • 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-462 45k USS LSM-462, USS LSM-170, USS LSM-161 and LSM-343 in a six ship assault wave formation while undergoing amphibious training, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-170 53k USS LSM-170 broached on the island of Yanabaru at Okinawa after Typhoon Louise struck Okinawa on 9 October 1945. Walter Valtentini to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-170 372k USS LSM-170 enlisted crew members, date and location unknown. Edward Joseph Lozanski is fourth from the right, front row in whites. Ed Lozanski for his grandfather Edward Joseph Lozanski USS LSM-170
    LSM-170 379k Two versions of USS LSM-170 crew photo, date and location unknown. Edward Joseph Lozanski second row, fourth from the right. Ed Lozanski for his grandfather Edward Joseph Lozanski USS LSM-170
    LSM-170 341k

    USS LSM-170
    located at Navsource.
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Klevansky, Raymond, USNR14 September 1944 - December 1945
    02LTjg. McCormick, William F., USNRDecember 1945 - March 1946
    03ENS. Garahan, Stephen J., USNRMarch 1946 - 2 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Action Report - Landing of Occupation Forces, Nagasaki Japan, September 1945

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