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LSM-487


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 (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-487, 24 April 1945, LTjg. Lawrence A. Westcott, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-487 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 19 December 1946, at Green Cove Spring, FL.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 21 November 1947, to Southwest Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, PA., fate unknown
    Specifications:
    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-487 78k LSM-487, at Long Beach, CA., circa 1946. Robert Hall for his father John W. Hall Gunner's Mate USS LSM-487
    LSM-487 273k LSM-487, crew photo, Long Beach, CA., circa 1946. Robert Hall for his father John W. Hall Gunner's Mate USS LSM-487
    LSM-487 90k LSM-487, underway, date and place unknown. Robert Hall for his father John W. Hall Gunner's Mate USS LSM-487
    LSM-487 69k LSM-487 underway while coming alongside another LSM, date and place unknown. Mike Mannuela to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-487 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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