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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 - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 6 September 1944, at Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, 29 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-252, 21 December 1944, LT. James H. Armstrong USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-252 was assigned the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Twelve, LCDR. A. F. Dineen USN (22);
    LSM Group Thirty-Five, (flagship) LCDR. W. K. Bradbury USNR;
    LSM Division Sixty-Nine
  • Following World War II USS LSM-252 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 15 July 1946
  • Decommissioned, 14 August 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sunk in 1947, at Half Moon Beach, P.I., hulk sold, 13 February 1949, to Republic of China, 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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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)
    two General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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-252 67k USS LSM-252 underway, date and location unknown. Larry Slomer for his father Howard Slomer LSM-252.
    LSM-252 55k USS LSM-252 at anchor, date and location unknown. Larry Slomer for his father Howard Slomer LSM-252.
    LSM-252 57k USS LSM-252 beached at a ramp while off-loading tanks, date and location unknown. Larry Slomer for his father Howard Slomer LSM-252.

    The history extract for USS LSM-252 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Armstrong, James H., USNR21 December 1944 - ?

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