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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, 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-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 16 October 1944, at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Pedro, CA.
Launched, 10 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-451, 25 January 1945 , LTjg. Clarence A. Banfill USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-451 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-451 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 21 December 1945
Decommissioned, 12 March 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.
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 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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||USS LSM-451 underway, date and location unknown.
A Ted Stone photo
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-451 beached at Hilo, T.R., circa April - May 1945, after unloading 5th Marine veterans of the Iwo Jima campaign at Hilo.
||Sarah Tamayo for her grandfather, George Bavin USS LSM-451
||Ships berth at Mare Island, 12 February 1946, are from left to right;
USS Montrose (APA-212),
USS Uvalde (AKA-88),
USS Arneb (AKA-56) and
USS Haven (AH-12).
Additional LSMs that can be identified include;
USS LSM-350, and
US Navy photo courtesy Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo.
The history extract for USS LSM-451 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Banfill, Clarence A. USNR||25 January 1945 - ?|
|02||LT. Tilton, J. L. USNR||May 1945|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last Updated 6 October 2017
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