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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 (date unknown) at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE;
Launched, 24 March 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-440, 17 April 1945, LT Charles K. Morgan, USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-440 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS LSM-440 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 28 September 1945 to 14 May 1946||2 September 1945 to 14 May 1946
Decommissioned, 23 June 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold, 19 February 1948, to Ashland Oil & Refining Co., Ashland, KY., 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-440 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 24 March 1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-440, USS LSM-474, and USS LSM-499, left to right,
at Sasebo Harbor, Kyushu, Japan, 23 September 1945.
||Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 021
||Six LSM's including USS LSM-343, USS LSM-440,
USS LSM-112, and USS LSM-467 at Sasebo Harbor Seaplane Ramp, Kyushu, Japan. The group had just completed transporting the 5th Marine Tank Battalion
||Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, LSM-467, LSM-49, Collection, Photo 074
||USS LSM-440 anchored off Shanghai, China in the Whangpoo River, 15 February 1946
||USS LSM-440 overhead view underway, circa 1945-46, place unknown.
US Navy photo # NH 84897 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1976.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for LSM-440 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
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last Updated 7 April 2017
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