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USS LSM-245


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Echo - Delta
NVED
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 31 July 1944, at Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, 17 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-245, 2 November 1944, LTjg. William J. Mauter USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-245 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Three, LCDR. W. E. Edwin, USNR;
    LSM Division Forty-Six
  • Decommissioned, 3 June 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold, 8 October 1947, to Southwest Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, PA., 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
    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)
    Complement
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    Armament
    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
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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    LSM-245 25k USS LSM-245 beached at Guam, 1944. Logan Murray McClain in honor of his grandfather
    James (Jimmy) Olin McClain USS LSM-245
    LSM-245 133k USS LSM-245 moored at Guam, January 1946. R. Jaques to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-245 92k USS LSM-245 moored at Guam, January 1946. R. Jaques to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-245 140k USS LSM-245 and USS LSM-254 moored with three unidentified LSMs, date and location unknown. Bill Karosi USS LSM 79

    The history extract for USS LSM-245 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Mauter, William J., USNR2 November 1944 - ?

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