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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Delta - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 16 August 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
Launched. 9 October 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-231, 31 October 1944, LTjg. Maurice Reishtein USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-231 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Three, CDR. W. F. Morrison USN (35);
LSM Group Seven, LCDR. C. A. Lamborn USNR;
LSM Division Fourteen
Following World War II USS LSM-231 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|11 to 27 September 1945||
|28 September to 21 December 1945||28 September to 21 December 1945
Decommissioned, 31 July 1946
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register. date unknown
Final Disposition, sold in November 1958, to Commercial Metals Co., Dallas, TX., fate unknown
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" (ovl)
Beam 34' 6"
light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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-231 launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 9 October 1944
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-231 at anchor, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-231, LCI(L)-778 and an unidentified LSM
moored at Shanghai, China, circa 3 September to 10 December 1945.
||Earl Jensen to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-231 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Reishtein, Maurice, USNR||31 October 1944 - ?|
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