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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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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)
    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
    LSM-400 55k USS LSM-400 off the coast of southeast Korea, fall 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-400 41k 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
    LSM-400 32k 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
    LSM-400 46k 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)
    LSM-400 45k Ex-USS LSM-400 under way, date and location unknown, while in Chilean Naval service as Aspirante Goycolea (LSM-33) Robert Hurst

    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).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Mason, Richard N., USNR,20 August 1945 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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