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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 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
||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-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).
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Last Updated 27 August 2004
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