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LSM-295


USS LSM-295 was transferred to Chile, named Aspirante Isaza
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 21 September 1944, at U.S. Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 17 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-295, 11 December 1944, LT. John E. Wing, USNR, in command
  • During World War II LSM-295 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 17 March 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Transferred, 20 March 1947, to Chile, named Aspirante Isaza
  • Decommissioned by Chilean Navy in 1965; and reduced to harbor service, redesignated YAN-138
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by Chilean Navy in 1971
    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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    The DANFS history extract for LSM-295 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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