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USS LSM-240


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Delta - Tango
NVDT
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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down,19 April 1944, at Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, 31 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-240, 28 September 1944, LT. Ray Arthur Dyke, Jr., USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-240 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Six, CDR. A. R. Quinn USN;
    LSM Group Sixteen, LCDR. J.T Brugger Jr., USNR;
    LSM Division Thirty-Two
  • Following World War II USS LSM-240 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    4 to 24 September 1945
    7 October to 25 November 1945

  • Decommissioned, 2 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold, 4 March 1947, to General Motors Diesel Engine Division, Cleveland, OH, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    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 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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    Propulsion
    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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    LSM-240 76k USS LSM-240 beached, date and location unknown. Edward Warga to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Ray Aleman for his grandfather Jacobus Aleman USS LSM-240
    LSM-240 62k USS LSM-240 moored bow to, at Tatayama, Japan, September 1945. Cliff Faille to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Ray Aleman for his grandfather Jacobus Aleman USS LSM-240
    LSM-240 50k USS LSM-240 and LSM-477 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-240 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

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