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USS LSM-223


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Charlie - Lima
NVCL
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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 24 June 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, 15 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-223, 8 September 1944, LT. Phelan C. Hawn USNR in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-223 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 6 July 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-223 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 7 September to 30 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 29 May 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • USS LSM-223 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 January 1948, to Fairbanks Morse Co., Chicago, IL.
    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-223 54k LSM-223 launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 15 August 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-223 135k USS LSM-223 beached and discharging equipment at Olongapo, P.I., in 1945.
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    Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-223 69k USS LSM-223 heading toward the beach at Zambales, Luzon, P.I., 29 January 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-223 108k USS LSM-223 preparing to off-load her cargo after beaching in the Philippines, 11 September 1945, 11 September 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-223 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Hawn, Phelan C., USNR8 September 1944 - ?

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