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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:
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
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|23 September 1945 to 26 February 1946||23 September 1945 to 26 February 1946
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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||commissioning of USS LSM-466 at Galveston TX., 15 March 1945
||Scott Ekberg for his father Norman W. Ekberg EM/3c USS LSM-466
||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.
||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
||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).
|01||LT. Potter III, James A., USNR||15 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
Last Updated 26 January 2018
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