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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 Service 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-286, 20 December 1944, LTjg. George D. Lachance, USN in command
  • During World War II LSM-286 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following WWII LSM-286 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 17 May 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold in January 1947 to Russel B. Steams and Ralph Hornblower, Boston, MA., fate unknown
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    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-286 66k LSM-286 underway, date and place unknown. Donald Nash to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-286 114k LSM-286 beached at Wakayama, Japan, 7 November 1945. Lee Woodsmall to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-497 50k LSM-286 and sixteen additional LSMs moored at Apra Guam, waiting for orders to return to the United State, January 1946. Other LSMs that can be identified are LSM-497, LSM-64, LSM-203, LSM-219, LSM-68. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-286 46k LSM-286 underway in San Francisco Bay, 1946.
    US Navy photo NH 81027 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-286 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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