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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 - World War II Victory Medal Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 26 April 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
Launched, 3 June 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-262, 30 June 1944, LT. William T. Dorsey USNR in command
During WWII USS LSM-262 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
Following World War II USS LSM-262 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|11 September to 29 October 1945
|22 November to 16 December 1945
Decommissioned, 20 July 1946, at Astoria, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold in May 1960, to Hyman-Michaels Co., Chicago, IL., 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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||LSM-262 anchored at Saipan, 1945.
||L.B. Alden to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-262 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Dorsey, William T., USNR||30 June 1944 - ?|
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