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LSM-231


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 (date unknown) at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-231, 31 October 1944, LTjg. Maurice Reishtein, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-231 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-231 occupation duty in the Far East and China Service
  • 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
    Specifications: Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" o.a.
    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-231 52k LSM-231 launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-231 48k LSM-231 at anchor, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-231 80k 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 DANFS history extract for LSM-231 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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