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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, 6 January 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 27 January 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-459, 28 February 1945, LTjg. Roy H. Neilson USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-459 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eleven
LSM Group Thirty-Two;
LSM Division Sixty-Two
Following World War II USS LSM-459 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 20 to 30 October 1945
While proceeding from Adak Island to Amchitka, Alaska, USS LSM-459 ran aground, 2 November 1946, severely damaged by high seas and winds she was
declared a total loss, 9 December 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, hulk destroyed, 25 January 1947, by explosive charges
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 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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||USS LSM-459 and USS LSM-383 beached while unloading "C" rations for survivors of the
October typhoon at Okinawa, circa 20 October 1945.
||Photo by LT. Edgar W. Stanton, III, USNR CO USS LSM-383 donated to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-459 moored with other LSMs, date and location unknown.
A Ted Stone photo.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-459 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Neilson, Roy H., USNR||28 February 1945|
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