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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, 13 September 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
Launched, 2 November 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-416, 25 November 1944, LT. James C. Smith USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-416 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Nine, CDR. D. L. Francis USN (23);
LSM Group Twenty-Five, LCDR. L. Brouwer USN;
LSM Division Fifty and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 17 April to 13 May 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-416 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 29 November 1945
Decommissioned, 12 March 1947
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-416 earned one battle star for World War II service
Sold, 19 January 1961, to Walker Diesel Equipment Co., Memphis, TN., converted to a barge
Final Disposition, scrapped, during 1980s
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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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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||LSM-416 launching, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 2 November 1944.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-416 under way, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-416 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Smith, James C., USNR||25 November 1944 - ?|
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Last Updated 15 September 2017
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