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LSM-269


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) [Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, P.I., 9 January 1945] - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

Individual Awards

Purple Heart (5-KIA Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, P.I., 9 January 1945)

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-269, 18 August 1944, LT. H.T. Turner, USNR in command
  • During WWII LSM-269 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 13 July 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 9 May 1960, to Zidell Exploration Inc., Portland, OR., converted to a barge, resold, 1989-90, to Brix Maritime, Portland OR., still active commercially
  • LSM-269 earned four 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 single 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
    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-268 83k LSM-269 inboard of LSM-268 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 LSM-269 inboard of LSM-268 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 LSM-269 inboard of LSM-268 while moored pierside at Navy Yard, New York, circa 22 August 1944.
    US Navy Yard New York photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-67/218 97k ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, with, front, left to right LSM-67 and LSM-218 and at the rear, left to right, LSM-269 and LSM-219, 17 November 1944.
    US Navy photo, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-67/218 90k ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, with, front, left to right LSM-67 and LSM-218 and at the rear, left to right, LSM-269 and LSM-219, 17 November 1944.
    US Navy photo # NH 22082A, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM/LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-269 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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