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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

USS LSM-417 was transferred to to Chile and named Aspirante Morel (LSM-31)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 21 September 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, 8 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-417, 30 November 1944, LT. Richard S. Scott Jr. USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, 17 March 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred, 20 March 1947, to Chile, named Aspirante Morel (LSM-31)
  • Decommissioned by Chilean Navy in 21 June 1957
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 26 June 1958
    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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    LSM-417 47k LSM-417 launching, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 8 November 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-417 92k USS LSM-417 under way aerial view, date and location unknown. James D. Bass Jr.
    LSM-417 166k USS LSM-417 moored pierside, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-417 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Scott Jr., Richard S., USNR30 November 1944 - ?

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