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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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 14 November 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
Christened and Launched, 30 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-426, 27 January 1945, LT. Charles C. Crouch Jr. USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-426 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR C. L. Weigle USN (27);
LSM Group Thirty-Nine, LCDR. J. M. Rose;
LSM Division Seventy-Eight;
Following World War II USS LSM-426 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|22 September 1945 to 25 November 1946||
|18 July 1946 - 23 May 1947||18 July 1946 - 23 May 1947
Decommissioned, 17 September 1947
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold, 23 December 1947, to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA.
Final Disposition, 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)
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-426 Christening party on the launching platform, 30 December 1944, from left to right; Melvin Sanner, Foreman of the
Landing Craft Hull Division, Dravo Shipbuilding, Wilmington, DE., daughter Patricia Sanner, (now Boyce) and the ship's sponsor his wife Mrs. Mary Sanner.
||LSM-426 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 30 December 1944.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-426 moored to a buoy with an unidentified LSM, date and location unknown.
||Kenneth M. Thompson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-426 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Crouch Jr., Charles C., USNR||27 January 1945 - ?|
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