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USS LSM-272


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Golf - Foxtrot
NVGF
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.
    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-272 114k USS LSM-272 beached at Luzon, Philippines Islands, October 1945 Paul R. Derr to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-272 58k Ex-USS LSM-272 prior to being scrapped, circa 1948 Ted Zytkiewicz to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-272 64k Ex-LSM-272 prior to being scrapped, circa 1948 USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-272 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Parks, James B., USNR12 September 1944 - 22 January 1946
    02LTjg. Reynoldson, Verne C., USNR22 January 1946 - 21 February 1946
    03LTjg. Marsters, Guy L., USNR21 February 1946 - 16 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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