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LSM-210


Flag Hoist/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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - 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

  • Decommissioned, 2 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold 15 August 1947, to Lake Tankers Corp., New York, NY, fate unknown
  • LSM-210 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    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 AA gun mount
    four single 20mm AA 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-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., date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-210 56k LSM-210 builders completion photos, port view, off Dravo Corporation shipyard at Wilmington, DE., circa June 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-210 53k LSM-210 builders completion photos, starboard view, off Dravo Corporation shipyard at Wilmington, DE., circa June 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-210 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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