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LSM-435


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, 23 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-435, 18 March 1945, LTjg. Robert Dunkerley, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-435 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 20 November 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 7 January 1949, to Ashland Oil & Refining Co., Ashland, KY., fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" o a
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2kts. (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 Capacity 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two General Motors (non-reversible with airflex 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-435 92k LSM-435 prior to launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 23 February 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-435 45k LSM-435 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 23 February 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-435 53k LSM-435 moored outboard in a nest of LSMs, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-435 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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