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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 - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 26 December 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
Launched, 10 February 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-294, 26 February 1945, LT. Leonard A. Myers USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-294 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Fourteen, flagship, LCDR. W. R. McCaleb;
LSM Group Forty, (flagship) LCDR. O. J. Heggem USNR;
LSM Division Seventy-Nine
Following World War II USS LSM-294 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 18 October 1945 to 11 April 1946
Decommissioned, 30 July 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold on 12 August 1947, to Wood Towing Corp., Norfolk, VA.
Final Disposition, 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-294 inbound passing under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Bay, 1946. Note the "Homeward Bound Pennant" flying from the main mast.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-294 underway in San Francisco Bay, 1946.
US Navy photo # NH 82178 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
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||USS LSM-26 and USS LSM-294 beached, date and location unknown
||William Palmer for his father Nicholas Palmer USS LSM-443
The history extract for USS LSM-294 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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