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LSM-467

Voice Radio Call sign "Abracadabra Seven"
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 20 January 1945, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston TX.
  • Launched, 10 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-467, 15 March 1945, LT Ralph L. Brunson, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-467 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-467 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 12 August 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 September 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold, 8 October 1947, to Nick Bez, Seattle, WA., converted to a barge, renamed Corregidor, scrapped circa 1980
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t.(landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6"
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2kts, (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 Accommodations 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-467 121k LSM-467 moored portside to the Southern Pacific Docks, Houston Ship Channel for her 15 March 1945 commissioning in Houston, Texas. Visitors were aboard 0950 to 1240. Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM2/c, LSM-467 Collection, Photo 002
    LSM-467 61k LSM-467 underway in off Sasebo Harbor, Japan, 22-24 September 1945. Stephen Messerian USS LSM-387 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-467/440/112/467 51k Six LSM's including LSM-343, LSM-440, LSM-112, and LSM-467 at Sasebo Harbor Seaplane Ramp, Kyushu, Japan. The group had just completed transporting the 5th Marine Tank Battalion from Hilo, Hawaii to Sasebo, Japan. 22-24 September 1945. Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-49, USS LSM-467, Collection, Photo 074
    LSM-467 122k LSM-467 at Sasebo Harbor Seaplane Ramp, Kyushu, Japan. 22 September 1945. Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-49, USS LSM-467, Collection, Photo 072
    LSM-467 130k LSM-467 at Sasebo Harbor Seaplane Ramp, Kyushu, Japan. 22 September 1945. A chief or officer walking the plank. LSM at her starboard may be LSM-112. Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-49, USS LSM-467, Collection, Photo 056
    LSM-467/112 68k LSM-467 and crew at the Sasebo Harbor Seaplane Base; Sasebo, Kyushu, Japan, 22 September 1945. LSM-112 is at left. LSM-LST Convoy has transported 5th Marines to Sasebo for Occupational Duty. LSM-467 Crew members standing left to right, Carroll D. Johnson RdM/2c, Frederick D. Myers PhM/1c, Leroy S. Pilcher RdM/2c, Raymond K. Acree SM/2c, Argie E. Cox SC/1c, Paul Tagliabue RM/3c, Grady L. Wilkerson S/2c, Bill Refenes SC/3c, Theodore Jensen MoMM/3c; Sitting left to right, Moses B. Arellanes GM/3c, Charles L. Ricks S/2c, Darrell B. Hubbard S/2c (GM), Earl M. Michl S/2c, William F. Craig Cox. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 018
    LSM-467 104k Damage caused by the Liberty Ship SS Midwest Farmer colliding with LSM-467 during "Typhoon Louise" at Buckner Bay, Okinawa, 9 October 1945. The collision buckled the starboard superstructure, crashing into the radio shack, and trapping men in the radar plot. Photo by Ens. Carl Metz USS LSM-467
    LSM-467 65k Port stern quarter photo of LSM-467 LSM-116 and LSM-415 nested at Sasebo Harbor, Kyushu, Japan, circa 10 to 15 November 1945. Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-49, USS LSM-467, Collection, Photo 125
    LSM-467/112 88k LSM-467 at Tulosa, Leyte, P.I. Looking toward the bow, John S. Moore, S/2c, doing laundry, 11 December 1945. LSM-117 is moored with her starboard side to LSM-467's port side. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 040
    LSM-467 80k LSM-467 "Queen of the Drydocks" at Guiuan, Samar. 20 December 1945 Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection
    LSM-467 68k LSM-467 at Guiuan, Samar, P.I. Note the Japanese suicide boat at the bow of LSM-467, 20 December 1945. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 063B
    LSM-467 60k LSM-467 beached at Taloma, Mindanao, P.I. 25 December 1945. The ship to starboard is LST-914 Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 076A
    LSM-467 69k LSM-467 at Santa Ana Pier, Davao, Mindanao, P.I. 28 December 1945. Loading 200 Tons of Manila hemp onto SS Marine Runner. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 81
    LSM-467 76k LSM-467 beached at Kling, Mindanao on the morning of 4 January 1946. Stevedores unloaded food stuffs and trade goods from Daliao, Mindanao for a US commercial company. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467 photo
    LSM-467 70k Richard L. Kallenbach, MoMM3/c, and Charles J. Winkler, SM3/c standing in front of LSM-467 with two Filipino girls. c. December 1945-11 January 1946. Winkler departed the ship on 12 January 1946. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467 photo
    LSM-467 83k LSM-467 towing LCM-161, left, and LCM-127 right off Cabra Island, northwest of Lubang, Island, P.I. during Lubang Island Occupation Campaign. 25 February 1946. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 172
    LSM-467 67k LSM-467 off the West Coast of Lubang, Island, P.I., late February 1946, conning tower shot. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 171B
    LSM-467 79k LSM-467 off the West Coast of Lubang, Island, P.I., late February 1946, well deck shot. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 171A
    LSM-467 66k LSM-467 at Tilic Harbor, Lubang, Island, P.I. LCM's are moored to LSM-467, late February 1946. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 166
    LSM-467 72k LSM-467 beached at South Harbor, Manila, P.I., March 1946. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 137
    LSM-467 55k LSM-467 at Manila Bay, March 1946 Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 138
    LSM-467 72k LST-780, LSM-467, and SS Marquette Victory March 1946. LSM-467 crew members Joe F. Erhart, F/2c at left and Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c at right, playing ball. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 143
    LSM-467 70k LSM-467 and SS Marquette Victory at Manila Bay. LSM-467 is beached and taking on Army Air Force gasoline trucks. March 1946. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, US LSM-467, Collection, slide number 144
    LSM-467 93k Gasoline is being transferred from a tanker to a truck on LSM-467's well deck. The crew members are Earl M. Michl, S/2c, at left and Darrell B. Hubbard, S/2c(GM), March 1946. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 145
    LSM-467 63k LSM-467 at the Manila Bay dock area. The skyline of Manila is in the background, March 1946. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 147
    LSM-467 50k LSM-467 arriving back at Manila Bay from the Lubang Island Occupation Duty, 7 March 1946. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 177
    LSM-467 58k LSM-467 at anchor in Manila Bay. Sunken Japanese tanker is at right, March 1946. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 152
    LSM-467 28k LSM-467 probably at Manila Bay, March 1946, "has her bow doors open ready to load trucks." Another LSM is beached port side to LSM-467. Photo by Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, USS LSM-116, USS LSM-467
    LSM-467 45k LSM-467 date and place unknown. Photo from Ensign Carl Metz, USS LSM-467, Collection
    LSM-372 124k LSM-372 alongside LSM-467, date and place unknown. LSM-372, LSM-394, LSM-467, and LSM-487 were en-route from Guiuan, Samar via , Apra Harbor, Guam, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Port Hueneme, CA., 11 April to 21 May 1946. Robert Hall for his father John W. Hall Gunner's Mate USS LSM-487
    LSM-467 83k LSM-467 departing San Francisco Bay, Monday, 27 May 1946, for the last time. She is in front of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge and has just departed Naval Station Treasure Island to rendezvous with PC 589 and LST-1018 near the Golden Gate Bridge. With these ships LSM-467 traveled north for decommissioning on 12 August 1946. Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-49, USS LSM-467, Collection, Photo A01

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-467 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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