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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, 20 January 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
  • Launched, 10 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-466, 15 March 1945, LT. James A. Potter III USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-466 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eleven
    LSM Group Thirty-Three;
    LSM Division Sixty-Six
  • Following World War II USS LSM-466 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    23 September 1945 to 26 February 194623 September 1945 to 26 February 1946
  • Decommissioned, 30 July 1947, at NOB Guam, Marianas Islands
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, transferred October 1947 to unknown foreign country, fate unknown
    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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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)
    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-466 111k commissioning of USS LSM-466 at Galveston TX., 15 March 1945 Scott Ekberg for his father Norman W. Ekberg EM/3c USS LSM-466
    LSM-466 95k
    LSM-466 93k
    LSM-468 71k USS LSM-466, in right background, and USS LSM-468 in foreground. Also in the photo is an unidentified APD. Photo was taken off Naval Station Treasure Island, in San Francisco Bay. The San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge is in the background, 25-31 May 1945. Photo No. 006, Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-467, Collection.
    LSM-466 605k USS LSM-466 and USS LSM-462 off-loading equipment at Kure Air Station, Japan, 16 October 1945.
    Photo by Norman W. Ekberg EM3 USS LSM-466
    Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing USS LSM-372, Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM/LSMR Association
    LSM-466 47k USS LSM-466 moored pierside on the Whangpoo River, Shanghai, China, 31 January 1946. Bruce Daubert to the USS LSM/LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-466 is from LSM/LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Potter III, James A., USNR15 March 1945

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Action Report - Landing of Occupation Forces, Nagasaki Japan, September 1945

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