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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 23 March 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
Launched, 12 May 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-257, 30 May 1944, LTjg. Edward C. Nuter, USNR in command
During WWII USS LSM-257 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
| Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Leyte landings, 13 October to 29 November 1944
Ormoc Bay landings, 7 to 8 December 1944
Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 6 July 1945
|Consolidation of the Southern Philippines;
Mindanao Island landings, 10 March 1945, and 17 to 23 April 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-257 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 7 October to 1 December 1945
Decommissioned, 7 May 1946, at San Diego, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in November 1946, to National Metal & Steel Corp., Terminal Island, CA.
USS LSM-257 earned three battle stars for World War II service
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-257 underway, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-257 beached at Ormoc Bay, P.I., 7 December 1944
||Submitted by Adrain K. 'for educational purposes'
Source-"Pictorial History of Australia at War 39-45",
5 Volumes. 1959
||USS LSM-257 and LSM-21 beached while off loading equipment, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-257 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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