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USS LSM-452


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


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-452, 1 February 1945, LTjg. Harvey J. Dupuy USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-452 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-452 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 23 September to 11 November 1945
  • 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 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-452 97k USS LSM-452 and another LSM (possibly USS LSM-202) beached at Saipan in 1945 William Appleby to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-452 67k USS LSM-452 under way in San Francisco Bay. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is in the background as well as Yerba Buena Island, site of Treasure Island Naval Station, date unknown. William Appleby to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-452 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Dupuy, Harvey J., USNR1 February 1945

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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