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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, 25 October 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
Launched, 7 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-286, 20 December 1944, LTjg. George D. Lachance USN in command
During World War II USS LSM-286 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eleven;
LSM Group Thirty-Two;
LSM Division Sixty-Three
Following WWII USS LSM-286 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 23 September 1945 to 24 February 1946
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" (ovl)
Beam 34' 6"
light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
two General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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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||USS LSM-286 under way, date and location unknown.
||Donald Nash to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-286 beached at Wakayama, Japan, 7 November 1945.
||Lee Woodsmall to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-286 and sixteen additional LSMs moored at Apra Guam, waiting for orders to return to the United States, January 1946. Other LSMs that can be identified are
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-286 under way in San Francisco Bay, 1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 81027, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS 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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Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Action Report - Landing of Occupation Forces, Nagasaki Japan, September 1945
Last Updated 26 January 2018
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