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LSM-460


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 (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-460, 28 February 1945 , LT. Edmund B. Koehler, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-460 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-460 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 14 January 1948, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 20 January 1948, to Fairbanks Morse & Co., Chicago, IL.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" o.a.
    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 Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic 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-460 48k LSM-460 beached at Marcus Island in the fall of 1946. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-460 72k LSM-460 underway in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
    US Navy photo # NH 79845 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-460 63k LSM-460 moored to a buoy while nested with other LSMs in San Diego Bay, date unknown.
    A Ted Stone photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-460 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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