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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
- Okinawa Gunto operation;
(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 28 April to 16 May 1945
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 with her tank deck filled with Japanese small arms, date and place unknown.
||James Westcott to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-447 moored to a buoy, date and place unknown.
||John H. Quinlan MMoM2/c USS LSM-447
||LSM-447 moored to a buoy with an unidentified LSM, date and place unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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
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).
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Last Updated 16 February 2007
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