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USS LSM-449


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 USS LSM-449 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR. C. L. Weigle USN (27);
    LSM Group Thirty-Eight, LCDR. T. F. Lane USNR;
    LSM Division Seventy-Six
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft
    light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
    fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    Complement
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    Armament
    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)
    Propulsion
    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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    LSM-449 85k 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
    LSM-449 51k USS LSM-449 nested with other LSM's starboard side to, date and location unknown. John R. Hammock, SM2/c, USS LSM-485 collection
    LSM-449 81k 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
    LSM-449 53k USS LSM-449 under way, date and location unknown.
    A Ted Stone photo
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    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).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Chourre, Jules E., USNR11 January 1945 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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