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USS LSM-270


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Golf - Bravo
NVGB
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, 7 June 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • Launched, 25 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-270, 28 August 1944, ENS. Owen R. Meredith USNR in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-270 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Five, CDR. W. H. Carpenter USN (26);
    LSM Group Fifteen, LCDR. A. H. Hall USNR;
    LSM Division Thirty and participated in the following Campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operations
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 17 June 1945
  • 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
  • USS LSM-270 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 9 May 1960, to Zidell Exploration Inc., Portland, OR., converted to a barge, fate unknown
    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-270 77k USS 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 USS LSM-270 astern of USS 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 USS LSM-270 aft of USS 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 USS LSM-270 aft of USS 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 USS LSM-270 beached at Okinawa, April 1945. Frank Tomaino to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-270 66k USS LSM-270 under way 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 history extract for USS LSM-270 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Meredith, Owen R., USNR28 August 1944 - ?
    02Flickinger, G. W., USNMay 1945

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