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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, date unknown, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • 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
  • Final Disposition, sold on 12 August 1947, to Wood Towing Corp., Norfolk, VA., 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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    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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    LSM-294 642k 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
    LSM-294 44k 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.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-26 179k 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).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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