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USS LSM-228


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Charlie - Victor
NVCV
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, 27 July 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, 30 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-228, 14 October 1944, LT. George F. Woods, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-228 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Four, LCDR. B. H. Lindman USNR;
    LSM Division Forty-Seven and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 3 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-228 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    3 to 24 March 1945
    8 October to 10 November 1945

  • Decommissioned, 27 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-228 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold in October 1946, to A.G. Schoonmaker Co., New York, NY, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 7,480 t. (lt) 14,225 t. (fl.)
    Length 459' 1"
    Beam 63'
    Draft 25' 5"
    Speed 16.5 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 28
    Enlisted 239
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Cargo Capacity 4,410 DWT
    Non-refrigerated 336,254 Cu. Ft.
    Refrigerated 18,395 Cu. Ft.
    Boats
    eight LCM(3)
    twelve LCVP
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    eighteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 8,950 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Sun Nordberg Diesel engine
    five Diesel-drive Ships's Service Generator, 230Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    single propeller, 6,000shp

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    LSM-228 60k LSM-228 launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 30 July 1944 USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-69 68k USS LSM-69, USS LSM-324 and USS LSM-228 and two unidentified LSMs beached, date and location unknown. Ray Hinea to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-76 72k USS LSM-72, USS LSM-77 and USS LSM-228 beached on the Okinawa reef, April 1945. Bob Stoll USS LSM-228 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for LSM-228 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Woods, George F., USNR14 October 1944 - ?

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