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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 (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
- Luzon operation;
(a) Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
- Okinawa Gunto operation;
(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 17 June 1945
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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||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).
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Last Updated 30 April 2004
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