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USS LSM-241


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Delta - Victor
NVDV
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 down, 16 March 1944, at Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, 20 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-241, 5 October 1944, LT. W.T. Brooks USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-241 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Five, CDR. W. H. Carpenter USN (26);
    LSM Group Thirteen, LCDR. T. F. Griswold USNR;
    LSM Division Twenty-Six and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima 19 to 20 February 1945

  • Decommissioned, 17 March 1946, at Terminal Island Navy Yard, San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • USS LSM-241 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 17 February 1948, to Edmond & Margaret E. Pierre, San Diego, CA., 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-241 681k USS LSM-241 at rest in an nest with four additional LSMs, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Mrs. Lester Nadboralski
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-241 400k USS LSM-241 underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Mrs. Lester Nadboralski
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-241 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Brooks, W.T., USNR5 October 1944 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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