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LSM-228


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-228, 12 October 1944, LT. George F. Woods, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-228 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 27 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold in October 1946, to A.G. Schoonmaker Co., New York, NY, fate unknown
  • LSM-228 received one battle star 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-228 60k LSM-228 launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-69 68k LSM-69, LSM-324 and LSM-228 and two unidentified LSMs beached, date and place unknown. Ray Hinea to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-76 72k LSM-72, LSM-77 and LSM-228 beached on the Okinawa reef, April 1945. Bob Stoll USS LSM-228 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-228 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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