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LSM-452


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-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown_ at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-452, 1 February 1945 , LTjg. Harvey J. Dupuy, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-452 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 24 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 19 September 1947, to Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA., 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 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-452 97k LSM-452 and another LSM (possibly LSM-202) beached at Saipan in 1945 William Appleby to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-452 67k LSM-452 underway in San Francisco Bay. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is in the background as well as Yurba Buena Island, site of Treasure Island Naval Station, date unknown. William Appleby to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-452 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

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