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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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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)
    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-442 68k 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
    LSM-486 46k 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
    Prinz Eugen 76k 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).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Davis, Marvin R., USNR20 April 1945 - ?

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