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USS LSM-400 was transferred to Chile and named Aspirante Goycolea (LSM-33)
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, 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
  • 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"
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2kts, (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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    USS LSM 400
    LSM-400 55k LSM-400 off the coast of southeast Korea, fall 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-400 41k 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
    LSM-400 32k LSM-400 flanked LST-1073 to port and 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
    LSM-400 46k LSM-400 and 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)
    LSM-400 45k Ex-LSM-400 underway, date and location unknown, while in service in the Chilean Naval service as Aspirante Goycolea (LSM-33) Robert Hurst

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-400 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

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