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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, 3 November 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
Launched, 14 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-287, 30 December 1944, LTjg. Leopoldo P. DeMarco USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-287 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eleven;
LSM Group Thirty-Two;
LSM Division Sixty-Three
Following World War II USS LSM-287 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|22 September to 24 November 1945||22 September to 24 November 1945
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" (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 Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, 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-287 followed by USS LSM-296 and other LSMs in column formation while under way
in Chesapeake Bay, date unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-287 beached at Tsingtao, China, November 1945
||LSM-287 web site
The history extract for USS LSM-287 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. DeMarco, Leopoldo P., USNR||30 December 1944 - ?|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
U.S.S. LSM 287
Last Updated 30 June 2017
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|