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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)

USS LSM-267 was sold to Argentina and named ARA BDM No.1 (Q-69)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 17 May 1944. at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • Launched, 12 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-267, 1 August 1944, LT. Robert F. Ruben USNR in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-267 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Ormoc Bay landings, 11 to 13 December 1944
    Borneo operation
    Tarakan Island operation, 27 April to 5 May 1945
    Balikpapan operation, 28 June to 6 July 1945
    Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
    Visayan Island landings, 26 March to 1 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-266 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 6 September to 1 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, 19 April 1946, at Terminal Island Navy Yard, San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register
  • USS LSM-267 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Sold, 17 February 1948, to Clark Sales Co., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Resold to the government of Argentina in 1948, named ARA BDM No.1 (Q-69)
  • Placed disposed of by the Argentine Navy in 1969
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1972
    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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    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-267 95k USS LSM-267, USS LSM-42 and USS LSM-38 beached at Morotai, Dutch East Indies, 16 June 1945 Robert Benner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-267 67k USS LSM-267 drydocked in an unidentified ARD, date and location unknown. Robert Benner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-267 89k USS LSM-267 drydocked, date and location unknown. Robert Benner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-267 117k USS LSM-267 under way, date and location unknown. Robert Benner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-267 46k USS LSM-267 and USS LSM-310 along with two additional LSMs moored at Shish-To Island, Korea, November 1945. Robert Benner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-267 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Ruben, Robert F., USNR1 August 1944 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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