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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 off the coast of southeast Korea, fall 1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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
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 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)
||Ex-LSM-400 underway, date and location unknown, while in service in the Chilean Naval service as Aspirante Goycolea (LSM-33)
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
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Last Updated 5 January 2007
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