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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, 24 February 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 17 March 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-486, 20 April 1945, LTjg. Marvin R. Davis USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-486 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Sixteen;
LSM Group Forty-Seven;
LSM Division Ninety-Four;
Decommissioned, 19 December 1946, at Green Cove Spring, FL.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold, 26 January 1948, to Southern Shipwrecking Co., New Orleans, LA., converted to a barge
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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-486 and USS LSM-442 moored pierside at Inchon, Korea, date unknown.
||Gerald Key USS LSM-442 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-486 under way in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 83280, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1975.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS 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
The history extract for USS LSM-486 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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