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USS LSM-211


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Bravo - November
NVBN
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, 30 March 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, 29 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-211, 29 June 1944, LT. Henry R. Geylin USNR in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-211 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Five, CDR. W. H. Carpenter USN (26);
    LSM Group Thirteen, LCDR. T. F. Griswold USNR;
    LSM Div Twenty-Six and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 19 to 21 February 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-211 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 15 September to 29 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 19 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-211 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold 17 March 1947, to Industrial Marine Service Inc., Memphis, TN., 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-211 59k LSM-211 side launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 29 May 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-211 49k USS 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 USS 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 USS 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 USS 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 USS LSM-438, USS LSM-141 and USS LSM-211 beached, date and location unknown. Marty Peterson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-211 98k USS LSM-211 Letter of Commendation for operations at Iwo Jima, 19 February 1945. James Tusing, USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-211 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Geylin, Henry R., USNR29 June 1944 - ?

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