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USS LSM-207


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Bravo - Foxtrot
NVBF
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, date unknown, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS LSM-207, 31 May 1944, LT. Richard Allman, USNR in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-207 was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
  • Decommissioned, 2 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold, 12 August 1947, to John J Hay Co., Chicago, IL, fate unknown
  • USS LSM-207 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" o.a.
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    Complement 5 officers, 54 enlisted
    Armament one single 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
    Troop Capacity 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws, Endurance, 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)

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    LSM-207 50k LSM-207 side launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-207 89k USS LSM-207 preparing to beach with Marines, Iwo Jima, February 1945. Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-207 78k USS LSM-207 moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, T.H. in September 1945 Raymond A. Biswanger, Jr., Ph.D., LT. USN Ret. USS LSM-9

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-207 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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