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November - Victor - Charlie - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

USS LSM-227 was transferred to Greece and named HNS Daniolos (L-163)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 17 July 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, 9 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-227, 5 October 1944, LT. Nathaniel H. Barish, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-227 was assigned to th Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 20 June 1946
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Transferred, 3 November 1958, to Greece, named HNS Daniolos (L-163)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown.
    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 five 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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    USS LSM-227
    LSM-227 51k USS LSM-227 launching, 9 September 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    HNS Daniolos (L-163)
    LSM-227 59k Ex-USS LSM-227 in Greek service as HNS Daniolos (L-163) underway, date and location unknown.
    Official Royal Hellenic Navy photo.
    Tony Vrailas
    LSM-227 57k HNS Daniolos (L-163) underway, circa 1961, location unknown.
    Official Royal Hellenic Navy photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1961-62 edition..
    Robert Hurst

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-227 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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