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USS LSM-267 was sold to Argentina and named ARA BDM No.1 (Q-69)
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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

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-267, 1 August 1944, LT. Robert F. Ruben, USNR in command
  • During WWII LSM-267 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 19 April 1946, at Terminal Island Navy Yard, San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Sold, 17 February 1948, to Clark Sales Co., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Resold to the government of Argentina in 1948, named ARA BDI No.1 (Q-69)
  • Placed disposed of by the Argentine Navy in 1969
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1972
  • LSM-267 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    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 five 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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    LSM-267 95k LSM-267, LSM-42 and LSM-38 beached at Morotai, Dutch East Indies, 16 June 1945 Robert Benner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-267 67k LSM-267 drydocked in an unidentified ARD, date and place unknown. Robert Benner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-267 89k LSM-267 drydocked, date and place unknown. Robert Benner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-267 117k LSM-267 underway, date and place unknown. Robert Benner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-267 46k LSM-267 and LSM-310 along with two additional LSMs moored at Shish-To Island, Korea, November 1945. Robert Benner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-267 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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