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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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS LSM-447, 28 December 1944, LTjg. Ernest T. Foree, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-447 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Following World War II LSM-447 performed occupation duty in the Far East including China Service
  • Decommissioned, 3 July 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 February 1948, to New Orleans Shipwrecking Co., Chicago, IL.
  • LSM-447 received one battle star for World War II service
    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 13.2kts, (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 Accommodations 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-447 201k LSM-447 with her tank deck filled with Japanese small arms, date and place unknown. James Westcott to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-447 62k LSM-447 moored to a buoy, date and place unknown. John H. Quinlan MMoM2/c USS LSM-447
    LSM-447 56k LSM-447 moored to a buoy with an unidentified LSM, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-380 57k LSM-447 moored outboard of LSM-444 and LSM-381 pierside at Tsing Tao, China. Ken Jankowski for his father John "Ski" Jankowski MOmm2/c USS LSM 381

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-447 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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