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LSM-254


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-254, 17 May 1944, LTjg Harrision K. Brown USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-254 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 31 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 20 February 1948, to Harbor Towing Co., Vancouver, Canada, fate unknown
  • LSM-254 earned one battle start for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    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 Capacity 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic 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-254 64k LSM-254 beached while off loading a medium tank, date and place unknown. William Humphries
    LSM-254 51k LSM-254 underway, date and place unknown.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-K-14419, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-245 140k LSM-254 and LSM-245 moored with three unidentified LSMs, date and location unknown. Bill Karosi USS LSM 79

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-254 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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    Last Updated 20 October 2006