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USS LSM-210


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Bravo - Lima
NVBL
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 (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, 23 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-210, 22 June 1944, LT. Frank J. Rindone USNR in command
  • During WWII LSM-210 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 January 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 26 April 1945

  • For the Okinawa Gunto campaign USS LSM-210 came under the command of:
    LSM Flotilla Three, CDR. W. F. Morrison USN (35);
    LSM Group Nine, LCDR. J. A. Moss USN (26);
    LSM Division Eighteen
  • Following World War II USS LSM-210 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 4 September 1945 to 25 November 1946
  • Decommissioned, 2 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-210 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold 15 August 1947, to Lake Tankers Corp., New York, NY, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" ovl.
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft
    light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
    landing, 5' 3"
    fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 12.5 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    Complement
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    Armament
    one twin bow mounted 40mm AA gun mount
    six single 20mm gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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.
    two Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    twin propellers 2,800shp

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    LSM-210 104k LSM-210 official party for the launching of LSM-210, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 23 May 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-210 55k LSM-210 side launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 23 May 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-210 56k USS LSM-210 builders completion photos, port view, off Dravo Corporation shipyard at Wilmington, DE., circa June 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-210 53k USS LSM-210 builders completion photos, starboard view, off Dravo Corporation shipyard at Wilmington, DE., circa June 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-210 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Rindone, Frank J., USNR22 June 1944 - ?
    02LT. Railsback, N., USNRMay 1945

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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