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USS LSM-295


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - India - Bravo
NVIB
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



USS LSM-295 was transferred to Chile, named Aspirante Isaza
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 USS 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" (ovl)
    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 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)
    Propulsion
    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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    The history extract for USS LSM-295 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. John E. Wing USNR11 December 1944 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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