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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, 7 September 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, 27 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-415, 18 November 1944, LTjg. John P. Toohil USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-415 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Five, CDR. W. H. Carpenter USN (26);
    LSM Group Fifteen, LCDR. A. H. Hall USNR;
    LSM Division Twenty-Nine and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 3 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-415 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    20 September to 12 October 1945
    22 October to 10 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, 8 August 1946
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-415 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold in January 1959, to A. S. Wikstrom Inc., Skaneateles, NY, 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 Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, 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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LSM-415 57k LSM-415 launching, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 27 October 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-467 65k Port stern quarter photo of USS LSM-467, USS LSM-116, and USS 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 USS 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. USS LSM-116 is in the foreground, and USS LSM-415 is off USS 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 USS LSM-415 beached at Wakayama, Japan in September 1945. Hoyt Tucker to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-415 87k USS LSM-415 under way, enroute from Guam to Pearl Harbor, date unknown. W.H. Faulkner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-415 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Toohil, John P., USNR18 November 1944 - ?

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