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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
- Okinawa Gunto operation;
(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 3 to 18 May 1945
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 beached while off loading a medium tank, date and place unknown.
||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-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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Last Updated 20 October 2006
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