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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, 10 November 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
Launched, 22 December
Commissioned USS LSM-288, 8 January 1945, LT. Thomas J. Gibson USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-288 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eleven;
LSM Group Thirty-Two (flagship);
LSM Division Sixty-Three
Following World War II USS LSM-288 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|24 to 27 September1945||
|28 September to 21 December 1945||28 September to 21 December 1945
Decommissioned, 18 July 1946, at Astoria, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold, 9 May 1960, to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, OR., converted to a barge, 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-288 beached at Taku, China, September 1945.
Photo by Bill Talarico USS LSM-288
||USS LSM-288 and USS LSM-118 moored at Tientsin, China, date unknown.
||Jim Bohls for his father Walter F. Bohls SM2/c USS LSM-118
||USS LSM-288 under way, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-288 at anchor in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 82178, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-288 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Gibson, Thomas J., USNR||8 January 1945 - ?|
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