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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Bravo - Foxtrot
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:
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
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
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 side launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., date unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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
||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).
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Last Updated 27 June 2008
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