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LSM-211


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-211, 29 June 1944, LT. Henry R. Geylin, USNR in command
  • During WWII LSM-211 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, LSM Group Fourteen, Flotilla Five, and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 19 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold 17 March 1947, to Industrial Marine Service Inc., Memphis, TN., fate unknown
  • LSM-211 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" 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, 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-211 59k LSM-211 side launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-211 49k LSM-211 nested with other LSMs at Pearl Harbor, T.H., 1944. Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-211 85k LSM-211 along with other vessels and small craft conducting amphibious exercises at Maui, T.H. during January-February 1945.
    US Navy photo # 304232.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-211 116k LSM-211 along with other vessels and small craft conducting amphibious exercises at Maui, T.H. during January-February 1945.
    US Navy photo # 304213.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-211 89k LSM-211 along with other vessels and small craft conducting amphibious exercises at Maui, T.H. during January-February 1945.
    US Navy photo # 304214.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-438 63k LSM-438, LSM-141 and LSM-211 beached, date and place unknown. Marty Peterson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-211 98k LSM-211 Letter of Commendation for operations at Iwo Jima, 19 February 1945. James Tusing, USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-211 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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