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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-485, 26 April 1945 , LT. Elton Wilkins, USN in command
During World War II LSM-485 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater 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" 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 General Motors (non-reversible with airflex 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-485 in San Francisco Bay, 1946.
US Navy photo # NH 79864 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
|John R. Hammock, SM2/c, USS LSM-485 Collection
The DANFS history extract for LSM-485 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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