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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 - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 1 August 1955, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, 25 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-229, 18 October 1944, LTjg. Constant C. Toohey USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-229 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Two, LCDR. N.E. Fryer Jr. USN (38);
    LSM Division Forty-Four
  • Decommissioned, 6 November 1946
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold, November 1958, to Army Truck Sales, Tampa, FL., fate unknown.
    Displacement 7,480 t. (lt) 14,225 t. (fl.)
    Length 459' 1"
    Beam 63'
    Draft 25' 5"
    Speed 16.5 kts.
    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.
    eight LCM(3)
    twelve LCVP
    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
    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-229 54k LSM-229 launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 25 SEptember 1944 USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-229 46k LSM-229 crew after completing training at NAB Little Creek, VA., October 1944. Carol (Slate) Underhill for her father
    Ira L. "Bill" Slate MoMM/3c USS LSM-229
    LSM-229 69k USS LSM-229 entering San Francisco Bay after passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, 1945-46.
    US Navy photo # NH 81024 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    Carol (Slate) Underhill for her father
    Ira L. "Bill" Slate MoMM/3c USS LSM-229

    The history extract for USS LSM-229 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Toohey, Constant C., USNR18 October 1944 - ?

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