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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 10 February 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
Launched, 14 April 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-205, 26 May 1944, LT. D. W. Barton, Jr., USNR in command
During WWII USS LSM-205 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 12 January 1945
Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 8 July 1945
|Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 10 March 1945, 17 to 23 April 1945, and 3 May 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-205 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 20 September to 7 December 1945
Decommissioned, 8 May 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Sold 20 February 1948, to Harbour Towing Co., Vancouver, Canada,
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LSM-205 earned three battle stars for World War II service
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-205 side launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., date unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-205 beached, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM-205 underway in San Francisco Bay, circa 1945-46.
US Navy photo # NH 79859 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-205 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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