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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 underway, date and place unknown.
||Donald Nash to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-286 beached at Wakayama, Japan, 7 November 1945.
||Lee Woodsmall to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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).
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