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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
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 General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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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||Ex-USS LSM-295 under way while in Chilean naval service as Aspirante Isaza, date and location unknown.
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).
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