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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
USS LSM-400 was transferred to Chile and named Aspirante Goycolea (LSM-33)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 29 December 1944, at US Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C,
Launched, 18 January 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-400, 20 August 1945, LT. Richard N. Mason, USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-400 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Fifteen;
LSM Group Forty-Three;
LSM Division Eighty-Five;
Decommissioned, 17 March 1947
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred, 20 March 1947, to Chile, named Aspirante Goycolea (LSM-33)
Decommissioned by Chilean Navy in 1967, converted to a fuel oil barge, redesignated YON-140
Final Disposition, disposed of in 1973, by Chilean Navy, 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 General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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-400 off the coast of southeast Korea, fall 1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-400 at Chattanooga, TN., for Navy Day, 29 October 1945. Note: her mast has been removed to facilitate passing under low bridges on the rivers.
||Richard Mason to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USSLSM-400 flanked by
USS LST-1073 to port and
USS LCI(L)-867 to starboard during Cadet-Midshipman Exercises (CAMID), 19 August 1946, Little Creek Amphibious Base.
US Navy photo
|US Naval Academy, Nimitz Library web site
||USS LSM-400 and USS LCI(L)-867 during Cadet-Midshipman Exercises (CAMID), 19 August 1946, Little Creek Amphibious Base.
US Navy photo
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
|Aspirante Goycolea (LSM-33)
||Ex-USS LSM-400 under way, date and location unknown, while in Chilean Naval service as Aspirante Goycolea (LSM-33)
The history extract for USS LSM-400 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Mason, Richard N., USNR,||20 August 1945 - ?|
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