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USS LSM-219


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Charlie - Delta
NVCD
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 (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 30 May 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, 17 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-219, 15 August 1944, LT. Harmon Burns Jr. USNR in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-219 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings - 9 January 1945
    Borneo operations
    Brunei Bay operations - 10 to 14 June 1945
    Consolidation and capture of the southern Philippines;
    Palawan Islands landings - 28 February to 2 March 1945
    Mindanao Island landings - 12 July 1945
    .

  • Decommissioned, 25 March 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-219 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 29 December 1947, to Walter H. Wilms, Detroit, MI., converted to a barge, 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
    fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    Complement
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    Armament
    one twin bow mounted 40mm gun
    four single 20mm gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    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.
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    twin propellers, 2,800shp

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    LSM-219 45k Launching of LSM-219 at Dravo Shipbuilding Co, Wilmington DE., 17 July 1944 USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-219 81k USS LSM-219 in dry dock, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-67/218 97k USS ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, with, front, left to right LSM-67 and USS LSM-218 and at the rear, left to right, USS LSM-269 and USS LSM-219, 17 November 1944.
    US Navy photo, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-67/218 90k USS ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, with, front, left to right USS LSM-67 and USS LSM-218 and at the rear, left to right, USS LSM-269 and USS LSM-219, 17 November 1944.
    US Navy photo # NH 22082A, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM/LSMR Association
    LSM-219 70k
    USS LSM-219 off loading a tank, date and location unknown.
    Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-219 75k
    USS LSM-219 off loading equipment, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, issue dated February 1947
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    LSM-497 50k USS LSM-219 and sixteen additional LSMs moored at Apra Guam, waiting for orders to return to the United State, January 1946. Other LSMs that can be identified are USS LSM-286, USS LSM-64, USS LSM-203, USS LSM-497, USS LSM-68. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Model of USS LSM 219
    LSM-219 88k Model of USS LSM-219 under way. Leo J. Milowicki to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-219 144k Model of USS LSM-219 beached while unloading a tank. Leo J. Milowicki to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-219 68k Model of USS LSM-219 off-loading a radio-controlled tank, Town and Country Motel pool, San Diego, CA, 6 September 1997. Photo by Raymond Biswanger

    The history extract for USS LSM-219 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Burns Jr., Harmon, USNR15 August 1944 - ?

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