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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Iwo Jima)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down13 April 1944, at Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, CA.
Launched, 31 July 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-239, 21 September 1944, ENS. Edwin W. Jokisch USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-239 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Five, CDR. W. H. Carpenter USN (26);
LSM Group Fourteen, LCDR. A. E. Lind USNR;
LSM Division Twenty-Eight and participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, 1 March 1947, at NOB Guam, Marianas Islands
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-239 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, hulk scuttled, 15 April 1947 off Guam
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
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 General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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-239 plus an unidentified LSM beached at Iwo Jima, circa 19 February 1945 while unloading badly needed equipment and supplies. The beached is littered with abandoned boats and equipment.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-239 along with
LCT-631 and LCT-1318 beached at Iwo Jima, circa 2 to 16 March 1945 while unloading equipment and supplies. The beached is littered with abandoned boats and equipment.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-239 and LCT-866 off Okinawa, date unknown.
US Navy photo # N-26585A.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-239 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||ENS. Jokisch, Edwin W., USNR||21 September 1944 - ?|
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