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LSM-223


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-223, 8 September 1944, LT. Phelan C. Hawn, USNR in command
  • During WWII LSM-223 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated the:
  • Decommissioned, 29 May 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping , 13 January 1948, to Fairbanks Morse Co., Chicago, IL.
  • LSM-223 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 gun, four single 20mm 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-223 54k LSM-223 launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-223 135k LSM-223 beached and discharging equipment at Olongapo, P.I., in 1945.
    US Navy photo
    Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-223 69k LSM-223 heading toward the beach at Zambales, Luzon, P.I., 29 January 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-223 108k LSM-223 preparing to off-load her cargo after beaching in the Philippines, 11 September 1945, 11 September 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-223 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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