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LSM-273


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - 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-273, 19 September 1944, LTjg. Marvin Rea Davis, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-273 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 25 September 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold 1 March 1948, to Crowley Launch & Tugboat Co., San Francisco, CA,, for conversion to a barge, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" o.a.
    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-273 74k LSM-273 off loading trucks, date and place unknown. The ship in the background may be LSM-429 Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing USS LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-95 115k from left to right LSM-273, LSM-95, LSM-175, LSM-212 and an unidentified LSM moored in a nest at Apra Harbor, Guam, 28 November 1945. Don Belcher to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-273 87k LSM-273 nested with other LSMs at Apra Harbor, Guam, circa November 1945. Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing USS LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-273 166k LSM-273 in dry dock, date and place unknown. Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing USS LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-273 55k LSM-273 nested with other ships including Union (AKA-106), date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo # USN 1046145.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-273 68k LSM-273 underway, date and place unknown.
    A Ted Stone photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-273 86k LSM-273 unknown crew member, date and place unknown. Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing USS LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-273 91k Still in the after steering compartment of LSM-273. Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing USS LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-273 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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