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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - 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, 23 August 1944, at Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, CA.
Launched, 15 October 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-250, 7 December 1944, LT. Ferdinand H. Hodde USNR in command
During World War II. USS LSM-250 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Nine, CDR. D. L. Francis USN (23);
LSM Group Twenty-Six, LCDR. T. A. Peacock USNR;
LSM Division Fifty-Two
Following World War II USS LSM-249 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|28 December 1945 to 11 January 1946||28 December 1945 to 11 January 1946
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"
light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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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||Bow on view USS LSM 250 in the Mare Island channel, 22 August 1946. Vallejo waterfront is in the background.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3036-46..
||Broadside view of USS LSM 250 under way off Mare Island, 22 August 1946.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3037-46.
||Stern view of USS 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 USS ARD 32 from 26 June to 11 July 1946. Other ships in the picture are
USS Fremont (APA 44) on the left,
USS Glynn (APA 239) forward of USS LSM 250 and
USS ATA 186 is to the right.
US Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3030-46, dated 22 August 1946
||USS 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
||Stern view of USS LSM 250 departing Mare Island, 22 August 1946.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3039-46.
||USS LSM 250 under way, date and place unknown.
US Navy photo # USN 1046142.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM 250 crew members, date and place unknown.
||LTC Bart Howard USA for his father Thomas B. Howard MM1/c USS LSM-250
The history extract for USS LSM-250 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Hodde, Ferdinand H., USNR||7 December 1944 - ?|
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