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LSM-235


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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-235, 24 August 1944, LTjg. R.W. Isles, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-235 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 16 May 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, donated, 17 February 1948, to Port of Newport Authority, Newport, OR., fate unknown.
  • LSM-235 received two battle stars for World War II service
    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 General Motors (non-reversible with airflex clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws, Endurance, 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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    LCM-235 73k LSM-235 underway, date and place unknown. Ron Hines to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-235 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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