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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 14 October 1944, at U.S. Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 14 November 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-307, 16 January 1945, LTjg. Joseph F. Manak, USNR, in command
During World War II LSM-307 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eleven;
LSM Group Thirty0Two;
LSM Division Sixty-Three
Following World War II USS LSM-307 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 23 September to 7 October 1945
Decommissioned, 27 June 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold in October 1948, to Mechanical Equipment Co., New Orleans, LA., fate unknown
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-307 moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||Robert Six to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-307 at anchor, date and location unknown.
The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-307 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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