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USS LSM-271


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Golf - Delta
NVGD
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 20 June 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • Launched, 29 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-271, 2 September 1944, LT. C.L. Hays USNR in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-271 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 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-271 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 5 December 1945 to 27 February 1946
  • Decommissioned, 29 December 1946, at NOB Guam, Mariana Islands
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-271 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by scuttling, 8 February 1947 off Guam
    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-271 92k USS LSM-271 moored forward of USS LSM-270 at Navy Yard, New York, 8 September 1944.
    US Navy Yard New York photo # F644C7606.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-271 72k USS LSM-271 moored forward of USS LSM-270 at Navy Yard, New York, 8 September 1944.
    US Navy Yard New York photo # F644C7608.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-270 85k USS LSM-271 moored forward of USS LSM-270 at Navy Yard, New York, 8 September 1944.
    US Navy Yard New York photo # F644C7610.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-377/271 43k USS LSM-271 far left and USS LSM-377 at Buckner Bay, Okinawa in 1945, off-loading pontoons. Rudy Minster, LSM-377
    Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-271 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Hays, C.L., USNR2 September 1944 - ?

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