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LSM-270


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


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-270, 28 August 1944, Ens. Owen R. Meredith, USNR in command
  • During WWII LSM-270 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 14 June 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, fate unknown
  • LSM-270 earned one battle star 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 General Motors (non-reversible with airflex 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-270 77k LSM-270 moored pierside at Navy Yard, New York, 8 September 1944.
    US Navy Yard New York photo # F644C7611.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-270 85k LSM-270 astern of LSM-271 while moored pierside at Navy Yard, New York, 8 September 1944.
    US Navy Yard New York photo # F644C7610.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-271 92k LSM-270 aft of LSM-271 while moored pierside at Navy Yard, New York, 8 September 1944.
    US Navy Yard New York photo # F644C7606.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-271 72k LSM-270 aft of LSM-271 while moored pierside at Navy Yard, New York, 8 September 1944.
    US Navy Yard New York photo # F644C7608.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-270 77k LSM-270 beached at Okinawa, April 1945. Frank Tomaino to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-270 66k LSM-270 underway in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46. It appears as though she may be taking on a harbor pilot.
    US Navy photo # NH 79862 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    Frank Tomaino to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-270 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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