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USS LSM-268


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Foxtrot - Xray
NVFX
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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)



USS LSM-268 was transferred to the Republic of Korea and named ROKS Yeo Do (LSM-602)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 17 May 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • Launched,17 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-268, 10 August 1944, LT. Nathan Steinberg, USNR, in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-268 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
    Palawan Islands landings, 28 February to 1 March 1945
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Zambales-Subic Bay 29 to 31 January 1945
  • Decommissioned, 13 July 1946
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned, 27 July 1950
  • Decommissioned, 16 February 1955 and transferred, under the terms of the Security Assistance Program, the same day to South Korea and redesignated ROKS LSM-652
  • Named ROKS Yeo Do (LSM-602), circa 1968
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 1974
  • Disposed of by South Korean Navy in 1982, fate unknown
  • USS LSM-268 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    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
    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)
    Propulsion
    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-268
    LSM-268 83k USS LSM-268 outboard of USS LSM-269 while moored pierside at Navy Yard, New York, 22 August 1944.
    US Navy Yard New York photo # F644C7595.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-268 88k USS LSM-268 outboard of USS LSM-269 while moored pierside at Navy Yard, New York, 22 August 1944.
    US Navy Yard New York photo # F644C7596.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-268 88k USS LSM-268 outboard of USS LSM-269 while moored pierside at Navy Yard, New York, circa 22 August 1944.
    US Navy Yard New York photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-268 61k USS LSM-268 heading for the beach at Lingayen Gulf in February 1945.
    US Navy photo # NH 200499 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-203 1055k USS LSM-268 USS LSM-203 and a third LSM crew members watch as Japanese prisoners of war carrying all that is left of their personnel belongings are formed into columns and marched to the train that will take them to Bilibio prison in Manila, Luzon, P.I. These are part of the prisoners from the Japanese disguised hospital ship Tachibana Maru.
    US Army Signal Corps photos SC 392654, by Lickerman.
    Dave Kerr
    LSM-268 49k USS LSM-268 in San Francisco Bay, returning from service in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Note: "Homeward Bound" Pennant flying from her mast, 1945-46.
    US Navy photo # NH 82177 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1975.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-268 83k USS LSM-268 under way, passing buoy 11, at San Diego, 27 May 1954.
    Photo by Oather Morper.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-268 75k USS LSM-268 under way, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
    ROKS Yeo Do (LSM-602)
    LSM-268 72k Ex-LSM-268 in Republic of Korea service as ROKS Teo Do (LSM-602) beaching at Pohang, South Korea during joint amphibious exercises with the US Navy, circa 14 to 18 December 1976 Ronald R. MacKay, Jr.
    LSM-268 129k ROKS Yeo Do (LSM-602) underway, date and location unknown. Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    LSM-268 36k ROKS Yeo Do (LSM-602) moored, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-268 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

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