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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, 18 September 1944, at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, 13 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-447, 28 December 1944, LTjg. Ernest T. Foree USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-447 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Three, CDR. W. F. Morrison USN (35);
    LSM Group Eight, LCDR. J. G. Blanche USN (25);
    LSM Division Fifteen and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 28 April to 16 May 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-447 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    1 to 25 November 1945 
    25 May 1946 to 22 February 194725 May 1946 to 22 February 1947

  • Decommissioned, 3 July 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-447 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 February 1948, to New Orleans Shipwrecking Co., Chicago, IL.
    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-447 201k USS LSM-447 with her tank deck filled with Japanese small arms, date and location unknown. James Westcott to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-447 62k USS LSM-447 moored to a buoy, date and location unknown. John H. Quinlan MMoM2/c USS LSM-447
    LSM-447 56k USS LSM-447 moored to a buoy with an unidentified LSM, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-380 57k USS LSM-447 moored outboard of USS LSM-444 and USS LSM-381 pierside at Tsing Tao, China. Ken Jankowski for his father John "Ski" Jankowski MOmm2/c USS LSM 381

    The history extract for USS LSM-447 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Foree, Ernest T., USNR28 December 1944 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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