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USNS T-LSM-335
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USS LSM-335 (1944 - 1951)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Lima - Echo
NVLE
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 26 July 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Co., Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 10 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-335, 9 December 1944, LT. Joseph S. Kaufman, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-335 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Twelve, LCDR. A. F. Dineen USN (22);
    LSM Group Thirty-Five, LCDR. W. K. Bradbury USNR;
    LSM Div Seventy and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 17 April to 18 May 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-335 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    4 to 13 September 194528 September to 10 December 1945
    24 to 27 September 1945 

  • Decommissioned, 16 May 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
  • Reactivated and assigned to MSTS, 27 June 1951
  • Placed in service, 15 August 1951, as USNS T-LSM-335
  • USNS T-LSM-335 was assigned to COMSTSFE and provided cargo service within the Ryukyu Islands. Among her many duties was the resupply of USAF Radar sites in the island chain.
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LSM-335 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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-335 54k USS LSM-335 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-335 45k USS LSM-335 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-335 40k USS LSM-335 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-335 29k USS LSM-335 off Okinawa, during the invasion, circa 17 April to 19 May 1945. Photo was taken from USS LSM-118 Jim Bohls
    LSM-118 142k USS LSM-335 in the background as gunners from USS LSM-118's port side aft 20mm gun mount, conduct gunnery practice off Okinawa, circa 17 April to 19 May 1945. Left to right: Bob Arndt, Frank Ammendola, Bill Azarowicz. Mike Virgintino for his father Ralph Virgintino USS LSM-118
    USNS T-LSM-335
    LSM-335 73k USNS T-LSM-335 port bow view while underway, 14 August 1951, location unknown. George Tyler to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-335 91k USNS T-LSM-335 bow view while underway, 14 August 1951, location unknown. George Tyler to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-335 85k USNS T-LSM-335 stern view while underway, 14 August 1951, location unknown. George Tyler to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-335 69k USNS T-LSM-335 port bow view while underway, 14 August 1951, location unknown. George Tyler to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-335 99k USNS T-LSM-335 overhead view while underway, 14 August 1951, location unknown. George Tyler to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-335 83k USNS T-LSM-335 starboard quarter view while underway, 14 August 1951, location unknown. George Tyler to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-335 254k USNS T-LSM-335 underway in port. She worked out of Naha, Okinawa and had a variety of duties.
    US navy photo from "Sealift Magazine", December 1952.
    Jim Swank
    LSM-335 200k USNS T-LSM-335, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo Sealift Magazine August 1964, page 24
    Carl R Friberg Jr
    LSM-335 47k USNS T-LSM-335, with deck cargo in tank well, date and location unknown. Photo by John Rosso MSGT USAF Ret
    LSM-335 32k USNS T-LSM-335, leaving beach, Note disabled P5M in background, date unknown. Photo by John Rosso MSGT USAF Ret
    LSM-335 19k USNS T-LSM-335, off loading at Miiraku beach, Japan, date unknown. Photo by John Rosso MSGT USAF Ret
    LSM-335 41k USNS T-LSM-335, waiting for high tide, date unknown. Photo by John Rosso MSGT USAF Ret
    LSM-335 20k USNS T-LSM-335, off loading at Miiraku beach, Japan, date unknown. Photo by John Rosso MSGT USAF Ret
    LSM-335 42k USNS T-LSM-335, finishing up the off loading of supplies at Miiraku beach, Japan, date unknown. Photo by John Rosso MSGT USAF Ret
    LSM-335 37k USNS T-LSM-335 coming into the dock at Miyako, Japan 1964. Jim Tusing
    LSM-335 75k USNS T-LSM-335 beached at Unishima, Japan, USAF Radar Site 610th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, Detachment 19, summer 1958 Gene Smith
    LSM-335 29k USNS T-LSM-335 approaching Miyako Jima, circa 1963-64, to deliver, supplies and personnel to the USAF 623rd AC&W Squadron, Det #1 on the island. Bill Bever
    LSM-335 27k USNS T-LSM-335 preparing to beach at Miyako Jima, circa 1963-64, to deliver, supplies and personnel to the USAF 623rd AC&W Squadron, Det #1 on the island. Bill Bever
    LSM-335 43k USNS T-LSM-335 beached while unloading vehicles and equipment for the USAF 623rd AC&W Squadron, Det #1 on Miyako Jima, circa 1963-64. Bill Bever
    LSM-335 36k

    USNS T-LSM-335 beached while unloading vehicles and equipment for the USAF 623rd AC&W Squadron, Det #1 on Miyako Jima, circa 1963-64.

    Bill Bever
    LSM-335 49k USNS T-LSM-335 beached while unloading vehicles and equipment for the USAF 623rd AC&W Squadron, Det #1 on Miyako Jima, circa 1963-64. Bill Bever

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-335 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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