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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
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
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"
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 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 Capacity 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-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 nested with other LSM's starboard side to, date and place unknown.
||John R. Hammock, SM2/c, USS LSM-485 collection
||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 underway, date and place unknown.
A Ted Stone photo
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The DANFS history extract for LSM-449 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 23 July 2004
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