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LSM-479


USS LSM-479 was transferred to France

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-479, 3 April 1945 , LT. Merle S. Burdick, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-479 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 19 December 1946
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Transferred to France, 1 April 1954
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 14 October 1956, at Naval Station Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, December 1958, Fleet Storage Corp., New York, NY, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    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 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 Capacity 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-479 71k LSM-479 commissioning ceremony, 3 April 1945, Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX. Officers from left to right; unknown Cdr., Lt. Merle S. Burdick CO, Ltjg Willis E. Bucttner, Ens John C. Mairhuber, Ens Thedore J. Kotonias, Ens Harry L Brundage USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-479 91k LSM-479 commissioning ceremony, 3 April 1945, Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-479 64k LSM-479 moored pierside, Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA., date unknown. Roy Lee to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-479 67k LSM-479 moored to a buoy with two other LSMs in San Pablo Bay, CA., date unknown. Roy Lee to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-479 58k LSM-479 underway, 20 May 1946, place unknown. Roy Lee to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    French Naval Service
    LSM-17 74k LSM-479 and LSM-17 after being turned over to France, underway off San Diego, CA. circa April 1954. Photo by Ted Stone USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-17 85k LSM-479 and LSM-17 after being turned over to France, underway off San Diego, CA. circa April 1954. Photo by Ted Stone USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-479 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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