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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 10 April 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
Launched, 24 JUne 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-317, 28 July 1944, LT. Warren J. Ayres USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-317 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Ormoc Bay landing, 11 and 12 December 1944
|Consolidation and capture of southern Philippines;
Palawan Islands landings, 28 February to 10 March 1945
Visayan Island landings, 29 March to 2 April 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-317 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 7 September to 29 November 1945
Decommissioned, 25 March 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-317 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold, 9 February 1948, to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA., converted to a barge, 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-317 under way, date and location unknown.
US National Archives Photo # USN 1045170, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-317 beached at Oloilio, Panay Island, Philippines, 8 September 1945.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 350413
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-317 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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