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USS LSM-292


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Hotel - Sierra
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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 - Philippines Liberation Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 9 December 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • Launched, 22 January 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-292, 7 February 1945, LT. Thomas E. Key, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-292 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 5 June 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold, 13 February 1948, to the Republic of China, 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-292 112k USS LSM-292 beached at Maui, T.H. in July 1945.
    Photo by Richard Padgham.
    John Padgham for his father Richard Padgham USS LC(FF)-792
    LSM-292 77k USS LSM-292 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-292 83k USS LSM-292 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-292 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

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