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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 (date unknown) at Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-250, 7 December 1944, LT. Ferdinand H. Hodde, USNR in command
  • During World War II. LSM-250 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 1 June 1949, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, July 1958, to Pacific Towboat & Salvage Co., Long Beach, CA., converted to a barge, fate unknown
    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 single 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
    Troop Accommodations 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two General Motors (non-reversible with airflex clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)

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    LSM-250 54k Bow on view LSM 250 in the Mare Island channel, 22 August 1946. Vallejo waterfront is in the background.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3036-46..
    Darryl Baker
    LSM-250 48k Broadside view of LSM 250 underway off Mare Island, 22 August 1946.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3037-46.
    Darryl Baker
    LSM-250 184k Stern view of LSM 250 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. LSM-250 was under repair at the shipyard from 14 June to 31 August 1946 and was dry docked in ARD 32 from 26 June to 11 July 1946. Other ships in the picture are Fremont (APA 44) on the left, Glynn (APA 239) forward of LSM 250 and ATA 186 is to the right.
    US Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3030-46, dated 22 August 1946
    Darryl Baker
    LSM-250 38k LSM 250 off Mare Island Naval Shipyard. LSM-250 was under repair at the shipyard from 14 June to 31 August 1946
    US Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3040-46, dated 22 August 1946
    Darryl Baker
    LSM-250 59k Stern view of LSM 250 departing Mare Island, 22 August 1946.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3039-46.
    Darryl Baker
    LSM-250 85k LSM 250 underway, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo # USN 1046142.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-250 74k LSM 250 crew members, date and place unknown. LTC Bart Howard USA for his father Thomas B. Howard MM1/c USS LSM-250

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-250 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

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