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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - 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, 15 February 1945, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, 30 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-441, 30 April 1945, LT. Forrest H. Mades USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-441 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Fifteen;
    LSM Group Forty-Three;
    LSM Division Eighty-Six;
  • Following World War II USS LSM-441 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 22 September to 20 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 30 August 1949, at Long Beach, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold in July 1958 to Duilen Steel Products, Seattle, WA., converted to a barge and 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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    two General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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-441 307k USS LSM-441 crew pose for a group photo at the completion of their training at Naval Amphibious Training Base, Little Creek, VA., date unknown. Lionel Sutton QM3/c, is standing 5th from the left.
    US Navy photo.
    Phil Sutton for his father Lionel Sutton QM3/c USS LSM-441
    LSM-441 42k LSM-441 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 30 March 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-441 212k USS LSM-441 commissioning ceremony, 30 April 1945, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
    US Navy photos.
    Phil Sutton for his father Lionel Sutton QM3/c USS LSM-441
    LSM-441 155k
    LSM-441 150k
    LSM-441 60k USS LSM-441 beached with an unidentified LSM, date and place unknown. Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-107 82k USS LSM-107 and USS LSM-441 moored pierside, date and place unknown. Dana Vickery to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-107 80k USS LSM-107 and USS LSM-441 moored pierside, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-441 52k USS LSM-441 passing under the Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, CA., 1945-46.
    US Navy photo # NH 83275 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1975.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-441 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Mades, Forrest H., USNR30 April 1945 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Action Report - Landing of Occupation Forces, Nagasaki Japan, September 1945

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