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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, 14 October 1944, at U.S. Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 27 November 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-306, 16 January 1945, LTjg. Humphrey H. Cordes, Jr., USNR, in command
During World War II LSM-306 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 17 December 1946
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold in November 1958, to Al Epstein Inc., New Orleans, LA., fate unknown
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 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 Accommodations 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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||LSM-306 beached, date and place unknown.
||H. William Wimanez to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-306 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
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Last Updated 4 June 2004
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