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LSM-291


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


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-291, 31 January 1945, LT. Charles A. Rouse, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-291 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 25 May 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 in October 1958, to Hatch and Kirk, Seattle, WA., fate unknown
    Specifications:
    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-291 45k LSM-291 beached at Tinian, Marianas Islands, date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-291 90k LSM-291 beached, date and place unknown, note the Japanese landing craft on the beach. Looks like the censor has been at work on this photo. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-291 97k LSM-291 beached at a ramp, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-291 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

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