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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)

USS LSM-472 was transferred to Taiwan
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 27 January 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
  • Launched, 17 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-472, 23 March 1945, LT. Charles W. Barnes USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-472 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Fifteen;
    LSM Group Forty-Four;
    LSM Division Eighty-Nine;
  • Following World War II USS LSM-472 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 4 September to 30 November 1945
  • Decommissioned in March 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
  • Transferred in February 1959, to Taiwan
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1973, by Taiwanese Navy
    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-472 69k USS LSM-472 beached at Saipan, 1945. Al Pincus (Sparky) EM1/c USS LSM-472
    LSM-472 38k USS LSM-472 beached at Tinian, 1945. Al Pincus is standing on the ramp. Al Pincus (Sparky) EM1/c USS LSM-472
    LSM-472 25k USS LSM-472 coming alongside USS LSM-471 to deliver the mail and movies in 1945, location unknown. Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471
    LSM-472 43k USS LSM-472 at anchor outboard in a nest of three LSMs at Okinawa, 1945. Al Pincus (Sparky) EM1/c USS LSM-472
    LSM-472 66k USS LSM-472 beached at Wakayama, Japan, 1945. Joe Kearnye and Al Pincus in the foreground. Al Pincus (Sparky) EM1/c USS LSM-472
    LSM-472/265 49k USS LSM-472 and USS LSM-265 beached, date and location unknown. Doug Manny to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-472 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Barnes, Charles W., USNR23 March 1945 - ?
    02LTjg Richard M. Cyert USNRno dates

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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