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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Iwo Jima) - 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, 18 April 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
Launched, 26 May 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-260, 21 June 1944, LTjg. Robert J. Grier II USNR in command
During WWII USS LSM-260 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Five, CDR. W. H. Carpenter USN (26);
LSM Group Fourteen, LCDR. A. E. Lind USNR;
LSM Division Twenty-Eight and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-260 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 20 October to 9 November 1945
Decommissioned, 2 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-260 earned one battle star for World War II service
Sold, 9 April 1947, to Patton-Tully Transportation Co., Memphis, TN.
Final Disposition, 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-260 under way in 1944, location unknown.
||Frank C. Watson USS LSM-260 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-260 moored/beached on a ramp, date and location unknown.
||Bill Kneebone to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-260, unloading during the invasion of Iwo Jima, circa 19 February to 16 March 1945.
US Navy photo
|Scott at LBS Products
||USS LSM-260 beached at Iwo Jima, circa 19 February 1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-260 and USS LST-790 beached at Iwo Jima, circa 19 February to 16 March 1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-260 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Grier II, Robert J., USNR||21 June 1944 - ?|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Recollections of Wallace Horton
Last Updated 30 June 2017
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