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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 27 June 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
Launched, 9 August 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-272, 11 September 1944, LT. James B. Parks, USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-272 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla One, LCDR. H. B. Taliaferro USN (28);
LSM Group One, LCDR. F. L. O'Leary USNR;
LSM Division Two
Following World War II USS LSM-272 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 29 November 1945
Decommissioned, 16 May 1946, at San Diego, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register. 16 December 1946
Final Disposition, sold on 10 March 1948, to Arthur C. Penberthy, Los Angeles, CA., for scrapping.
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" (ovl)
Beam 34' 6"
light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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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||USS LSM-272 beached at Luzon, Philippines Islands, October 1945
||Paul R. Derr to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||Ex-USS LSM-272 prior to being scrapped, circa 1948
||Ted Zytkiewicz to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||Ex-LSM-272 prior to being scrapped, circa 1948
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-272 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Parks, James B., USNR||12 September 1944 - 22 January 1946|
|02||LTjg. Reynoldson, Verne C., USNR||22 January 1946 - 21 February 1946|
|03||LTjg. Marsters, Guy L., USNR||21 February 1946 - 16 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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