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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - 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-287, 20 December 1944, LTjg. Leopoldo P. DeMarco, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-287 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-287 performed occupation duty in the Far East including duty in China
  • Decommissioned, 2 May 1946, at Lake Charles, LA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 4 March 1947, to General Motors Cleveland Diesel Engine Division, Cleveland, OH., 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
    As built - six single 20mm guns (Note, top photo)
    Modified - one single 40mm bow gun and four 20mm guns (Note, second photo)
    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-287 89k LSM-287 followed by LSM-296 and other LSMs in column formation while underway in Chesapeake Bay, date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-287 35k LSM-287 beached at Tsingtao, China, November 1945 LSM-287 web site

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-287 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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    U.S.S. LSM 287

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