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LSM-255


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 - Philippines Liberation 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-255, 22 May 1944, LT. Robert O. Sylvester, USNR, in command
  • During WWII LSM-255 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 17 October 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 19 February 1948, to R.J. MaCallum, Compton, CA., fate unknown
  • LSM-255 earned one battle star 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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    LCM-255 60k LSM-255 at Okinawa, circa April-May 1945.
    Photo taken from LST-78
    Photo by Lt.(jg) (E) Jack D. Curlee,
    Engineering Officer USS LST-78
    LCM-255 111k LSM-255 crew photo at Naval Operating Base Subic Bay, P.I., date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LCM-255 68k LSM-255 nested with five additional LSMs at San Diego, CA., date unknown.
    A Ted Stone photo
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LCM-255 75k LSM-255 nested with five additional LSMs at San Diego, CA., date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-255 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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