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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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)

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-283, 27 November 1944, LT. Gordon E. Von USNR, in command
  • During World War II LSM-283 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
  • Following World War II LSM-283 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 7 August 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 16 January 1948, to C.T. Smith, The Dallas, OR. for conversion to a barge.
  • Sold to Tidewater Barge Line, Vancouver, WA. Renamed Barge # 76, now in use as a tie-off barge
    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-283 54k LSM-283 underway at Sasebo Harbor, Kyushu, Japan in September 1945. Photo taken from LSM-343 Tom O'Connell USS-343 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-283 59k LSM-283 underway at Sasebo Harbor, Kyushu, Japan in September 1945. Photo taken from LSM-343 Tom O'Connell USS-343 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-283 70k LSM-283 coming alongside LSM-474 and another LSM at Sasebo Harbor, Kyushu, Japan in September 1945. Steve Messerian the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-283 71k LSM-283 at Sasebo Harbor, Kyushu, Japan. 22-24 September 1945. In the background, far right, and just visible, is the bow of LSM-80 and to starboard of LSM-283 is an unidentified LSM Photo No. 086, Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, LSM-467, Collection.
    LSM-283 62k ex LSM-283, Tidewater Barge Line's Barge # 76 now in use as a SPUD-Barge (tie-off barge), March 2003. Photo by Ron Gray/Capt.
    LSM-283 56k ex LSM-283 side number still visible on her bow after nearly 50 years of use, March 2003. Photo by Ron Gray/Capt.

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-283 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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