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LSM-473


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-473, 24 March 1945 , LT. Raymond A. Johnson, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-473 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 6 May 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold in October 1958, to American Tug Boat Co., Everett, WA., converted to a barge, fate unknown
    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-473 62k LSM-473 port, broadside view, off Brown Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Houston, TX., 27 March 1945
    US Navy photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-473 63k LSM-473 bow view, port, off Brown Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Houston, TX., 27 March 1945
    US Navy photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-473 66k LSM-473 broadside view, starboard, off Brown Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Houston, TX., 27 March 1945
    US Navy photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-473 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

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