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USS LSM-304


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - India - Tango
NVIT
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, 30 October 1944, at U.S. Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 27 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-304, 11 January 1945, LT. Horace Hood III USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-304 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Sixteen;
    LSM Group Forty-Seven;
    LSM Division Ninety-Three
  • Decommissioned, 19 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 12 September 1958, to Alfredo Lizano, Jamaica, N.Y., fate unknown
    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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    LSM-304 71k USS LSM-304 crew at commissioning ceremony, 11 January 1945, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. .
    LSM-304 72k USS LSM-304 crew at commissioning ceremony, 11 January 1945, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. .
    LSM-304 59k USS LSM-304 and USS LSM-200 moored pierside, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-304 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Hood III, Horace, USNR11 January 1945 - ?

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