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LSM-415


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-415, 18 November 1944, LTjg John P. Toohil, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-415 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 8 August 1946
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold in January 1959, to A. S. Wikstrom Inc., Skaneateles, NY, fate unknown
  • LSM-415 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" oa
    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 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 Capacity 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)

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    LSM-415 57k LSM-415 launching, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-467 65k Port stern quarter photo of LSM-467, LSM-116, and LSM-415, nested at Sasebo Harbor, Kyushu, Japan, circa, 10 to 15 November 1945. Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-467, USS LSM-49, Collection, Photo 125
    LSM-415 50k LSM-415 at Saipan. (Note old sugar mill off the bow of the ship). Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, USS LSM-116
    Now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, USS LSM-116 and USS LSM-467
    LSM-116/415 55k Eleven LSM's in convoy from Wakayama, Japan to the Philippines. LSM-116 is in the foreground, and LSM-415 is off LSM-116's port stern quarter, (date unknown). Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, USS LSM-116
    Now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, USS LSM-116 and USS LSM-467
    LSM-415 59k LSM-415 beached at Wakayama, Japan in September 1945. Hoyt Tucker to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-415 87k LSM-415 underway, enroute from Guam to Pearl Harbor, date unknown. W.H. Faulkner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-415 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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