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USS LSM-269


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Foxtrot - Echo
NVFZ
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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation _ Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

Individual Awards

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

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 16 June 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • Launched, 17 July 1944 Commissioned USS LSM-269, 18 August 1944, LT. H.T. Turner USNR in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-269 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Manila Bay - Bicol operations
    Zambales-Subic Bay, 29 to 31 January 1945
    Borneo operation
    Tarakan Island operation, 27 April to 5 May 1945
    Brunei Bay operation, 10 to 14 June 1945
    Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
    Palawan Island landings, 28 February to 1 March 1945
    Visayan Island landings, 18 to 19 March 1945
     
  • 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
  • USS LSM-269 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • 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
    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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    LSM-268 83k USS LSM-269 inboard of USS 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 USS LSM-269 inboard of USS 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 USS LSM-269 inboard of USS 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 USS ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, with, front, left to right USS LSM-67 and USS LSM-218 and at the rear, left to right, USS LSM-269 and USS 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 USS ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, with, front, left to right USS LSM-67 and USS LSM-218 and at the rear, left to right, USS LSM-269 and USS 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
    LSM-269 50k Australian troops of the 2/13 Infantry Battalion at Lutong, Borneo, 20 June 1945, unloading oil barrels by floating them off from USS LSM-269.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 109795
    Mike Green

    The history extract for USS LSM-269 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Turner, H.T., USNR18 August 1944 - ?

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