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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - 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-460, 28 February 1945, LT. Edmund B. Koehler USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-460 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eleven
LSM Group Thirty-Three;
LSM Division Sixty-Five
Following World War II USS LSM-460 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
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.
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|11 November to 3 December 1945||4 to 21 December
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-460 beached at Marcus Island in the fall of 1946.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-460 under way in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 79845, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS 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 history extract for USS LSM-460 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Koehler, Edmund B., USNR||28 February 1945|
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