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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to 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 (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-486, 20 April 1945 , LTjg. Marvin R. Davis, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-486 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-486 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 19 December 1946, at Green Cove Spring, FL.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 26 January 1948, to Southern Shipwrecking Co., New Orleans, LA., converted to a barge, fate unknown
    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 Accommodations 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-486 46k LSM-486 underway in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
    US Navy photo # NH 83280 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1975.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Prinz Eugen 76k LSM-486 nested with several more LSMs at Boston Naval Shipyard in early 1946. In the foreground is the German cruiser Prinz Eugen a war prize that has been given the hull number (IX-300). She will later sink after being used as a target for atomic bomb tests in the Pacific. George M. French
    LSM-442 68k LSM-486 and LSM-442 moored pierside at Inchon, Korea, date unknown. Gerald Key USS LSM-442 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-486 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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