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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - 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, 28 October 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
Launched, 12 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-424, 16 January 1945, LTjg. George L. Berghorn USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-424 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Three, CDR. W. F. Morrison USN (35);
LSM Group Seven, LCDR. C. A. Lamborn USNR;
LSM Division Fourteen and participated in the following campaign:
Following World War II USS LSM-424 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 30 June 1945
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 September to 21 December 1945||2 September to 21 December 1945
Decommissioned, 7 June 1947, at San Diego, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-424 earned one battle star for World War II service
Sold in July 1958, to Pacific Towboat & Salvage Co., Long Beach, CA., converted to a barge
Final Disposition, scrapped prior to 1980
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-424 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 12 December 1944.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-424 under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo # 1045129.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-424 moored outboard in a nest of LSM's, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo # 1045134.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-424 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Berghorn, George L., USNR||16 January 1945 - ?|
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