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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 17 April 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
Launched, 8 June 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-213, 11 July 1944, LTjg. Grant L. Kimer USNR in command
During WWII USS LSM-213 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla One, LCDR. H. B. Taliaferro USN (28);
LSM Group One, LCDR. F. L. O'Leary USNR;
LSM Division Two and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 30 May to 30 June 1945
Decommissioned, 19 November 1945
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-213 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold 5 June 1946 , to A.T. Davis, fate unknown
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" ovl.
Beam 34' 6"
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)
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
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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-213 side launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 8 June 1944.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-213 under way, date and location unknown.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-47452, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-213, LSM-209, USS LSM-17 and five additional
LSMs during beaching operations at the Amphibious Training Base Camp Bradford, VA., 30 September 1944. Note the tank in the well deck of LSM-213.
US Navy photo # 266168.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-213 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Kimer, Grant L., USNR||11 July 1944 - ?|
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