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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Delta - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines 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 USS LSM-235 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
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Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation;
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 17 June 1945
For the Okinawa Gunto campaign USS LSM-235 came under the command of:
LSM Flotilla Three, CDR. W. F. Morrison USN (35);
LSM Group Nine, LCDR. J. A. Moss USN (26);
LSM Division Eighteen
Following World War II USS LSM-235 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 4 September to 25 November 1945
Decommissioned, 16 May 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-235 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, donated, 17 February 1948, to Port of Newport Authority, Newport, OR., 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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||USS LSM-235 under way, date and location unknown.
||Ron Hines to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-235 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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