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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down (date unknown) at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-426, 27 January 1945, LT. Charles C. Crouch Jr., USNR in command
During World War II LSM-426 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 17 September 1947
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold, 23 December 1947, to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA., fate unknown
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t.(landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6"
Beam 34' 6"
Draft light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
Complement 5 officers, 54 enlisted
Armament one single 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
Troop Accommodations 2 officers, 46 enlisted
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Propulsion two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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||LSM-426 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., date unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-426 moored to a buoy with an unidentified LSM, date unknown.
||Kenneth M. Thompson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-426 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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Last Updated 9 July 2004
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