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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from 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-351 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 10 February 1944, at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Pedro, CA.
Launched, 21 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-449, 11 January 1945 , LT. Jules E. Chourre, USNR, in command
During World War II LSM-449 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS LSM-449 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 14 October 1945
Decommissioned, 2 June 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 23 June 1947
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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||USS LSM-449 passing under the Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco while underway with a cargo of lumber, April 1947.
||Dale Poe EMC/SS, USN, Ret. for his father Raymond C. Poe QMSN USS LSM-449
||USS LSM-449 nested with other LSM's starboard side to, date and location unknown.
||John R. Hammock, SM2/c, USS LSM-485 collection
||USS LSM-449 nested outboard, port side to, in a nest of six or seven LSMs at San Diego during April-May 1946.
||Thomas J. Kerr S1/c USS LSM-449
||USS LSM-449 under way, date and location unknown.
A Ted Stone photo
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The history extract for LSM-449 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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