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USS LSM-480


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top 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, 3 February 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 24 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-480, 5 April 1945, LT. William O. Davis USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-480 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Sixteen;
    LSM Group Forty-Seven;
    LSM Division Ninety-Four;
  • Following World War II USS LSM-480 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 11 September 1945 to 11 May 1946
  • Decommissioned, 24 September 1946
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, December 1958, to Fleet Storage Corp., New York, N.Y.
  • Final Disposition, 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 General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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-480 59k USS LSM-480 moored pierside at Yokosuka, Japan, October 1945. Victor Johnson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-326 69k USS LSM-480 and USS LSM-326 beached at Yokohama, Japan, 20 October 1945. Anthony J. Pacillo RM/2c USS LSM-326
    LSM-480 68k USS LSM-480 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Kendrick to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-392, LSM-480, ATA-203 144k USS LSM-480 and USS LSM-392 in Mira Flores Lock, Panama Canal, USS ATA-203 is in the foreground. Steel Structure in left background is an auxiliary lock gate, 20 June 1946 Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 201
    LSM-392, LSM-480, ATA-203 144k USS LSM-480 and USS LSM-392 Entering Pedro Miguel Lock, Panama Canal. USS ATA-203 is in the foreground, 20 June 1946 Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 204
    LSM-392, LSM-480, ATA-203 47k USS LSM-480 and USS LSM-392 entering Pedro Miguel Lock, Panama Canal, photo taken from USS ATA-203, 20 June 1946 Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 205
    LSM-392. LSM-480, ATA-203 47k USS LSM-480 and USS LSM-392 in Pedro Miguel Lock, Panama Canal, while lock is being flooded, USS ATA-203 is in foreground, 20 June 1946. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 205
    LSM-392, LSM-480, ATA-203 47k USS LSM-480 and USS LSM-392 entering Gatun Lock, photo taken from USS ATA-203, 20 June 1946. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 205

    The history extract for USS LSM-480 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Davis, William O., USNR5 April 1945 - ?

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