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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, 5 October 1944, at U.S. Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 30 October 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-296, 18 December 1944, LT. Frederick M. Butler USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-296 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Sixteen;
LSM Group Forty-Six;
LSM Division Ninety-One;
Decommissioned, 23 May 1946, at Astoria OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in May 1960, to Schnitzer Steel Product, Co.
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-296 following USS LSM-287 in a column of LSMs under way in Chesapeake Bay,
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-296 at anchor in Middle Loch, Pearl Harbor, November 1945.
||Charles P. Esposito USS LSM-296, plankowner
||USS LSM-296 at anchor, Apra Harbor, Guam, December 1945.
Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
||USS LSM-296 at anchor in San Francisco Bay, late January or early February 1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 81029, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-296 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Butler, Frederick M., USNR||18 December 1944 - ?|
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