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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended - 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, 24 February 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
Launched, 17 March 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-485, 26 April 1945, LT. Elton Wilkins USN in command
During World War II USS LSM-485 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Sixteen;
LSM Group Forty-Seven;
LSM Division Ninety-Four;
Following World War II USS LSM-485 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|22 September 1945 to 12 April 1946||22 September 1945 to 12 April 1946
Decommissioned, 19 December 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 21 November 1947, to Southwest Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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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||USS LSM-485 in San Francisco Bay, 1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 79864, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
|John R. Hammock, SM2/c, USS LSM-485 Collection
The history extract for USS LSM-485 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Wilkins, Elton, USN||26 April 1945 - ?|
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