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USS LSM-468


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, 20 January 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
  • Launched, 10 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-468, 16 March 1945 , LT. Harold Steele Harrison, USNR, in command
  • During and after World War II LSM-468 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Fifteen; (Flagship)
    LSM Group Forty-Four;
    LSM Division Eighty-Nine;
  • Following World War II USS LSM-468 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 5 September to 2 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, 25 June 1946, at Terminal Island Navy Yard, San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold in December 1946, to A.G. Schoonmaker, New York, N.Y., fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    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 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)
    Propulsion
    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-468 152k USS LSM-468 at the completion of shipboard training at Amphibious Training Base Little Creek, VA., circa January-March 1945. Mark Harrison for his father LT. Harold S. Harrison, USNR
    LSM-468 76k USS LSM-468 beached with the Commanding Officer LT. Harold S. Harrison standing standing on the ramp, date and location unknown. Mark Harrison for his father LT. Harold S. Harrison, USNR
    LSM-468 71k USS LSM-468 and USS LSM-466, at right, and an unidentified APD 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-66/468/114 70k USS LSM-66, USS LSM-468, and USS LSM-114, nested together at Terminal Island CA. Note LSM-66 is missing her bow doors which were lost in a storm. (Courtesy of Harlan Criss). Robert Hall for his father
    John W. Hall Gunner's Mate USS LSM-487

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-468 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

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