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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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 24 February 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
Launched, 17 April 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-254, 17 May 1944, LTjg. Harrision K. Brown USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-254 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla One, CDR. H. B. Taliaferro USN (28);
LSM Group One, LCDR. P. L. O'Leary USNR;
LSM Division Two and participated in the the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 18 May 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-254 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|10 to 23 September 1945
|7 to 28 October 1945
Decommissioned, 31 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LSM-254 earned one battle start for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold, 20 February 1948, to Harbor Towing Co., Vancouver, Canada, 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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||USS LSM-254 beached while off loading a medium tank, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM-254 under way, date and location 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
||USS LSM-254 and USS LSM-245 moored with three unidentified LSMs, date and location unknown.
||Bill Karosi USS LSM 79
The history extract for USS LSM-254 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Brown, Harrision K., USNR||17 May 1944 - ?|
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