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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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 6 June 1944, at Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, CA.
Launched, 3 September 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-244, 26 October 1944, LT. John W. Lemon USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-244 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Six, CDR. A. R. Quinn USN;
LSM Group Eighteen, LCDR. J. M. Fabre, USNR;
LSM Division Thirty-Five and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 to 25 April 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-243 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Decommissioned, 6 April 1946, at New Orleans, LA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-244 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, transferred, 17 April 1947, to St. Petersburg Port Authority, St. Petersburg, FL., fate unknown
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|4 to 24 September1945
|7 October to 3 December 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
landing, 5' 3"
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 12.5 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
one twin bow mounted 40mm AA gun mount
six single 20mm gun mounts
Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
two General Motors 16-278A (non-reversible with airflex clutch) Diesel engines,. direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
Ship's Service Generators
two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
two Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
twin propellers 2,800shp
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||USS LSM-244 beached, at Luzon, Philippine Islands, circa 1945
||Samuel Allen Brown EM3/c USS LSM-244
The history extract for USS LSM-244 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Lemon, John W., USNR||26 October 1944 - ?|
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