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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, 24 February 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
Launched, 17 March 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-488, 24 April 1945, LT. J.W. Allen USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-488 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Sixteen;
LSM Group Forty-Seven;
LSM Division Ninety-Four;
Following World War II USS LSM-488 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 28 March 1946
Decommissioned, 14 October 1946, at Green Cove Spring, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold, 23 September 1958, to Ships & Power Inc., Miami, FL.
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-488 under way, date and location unknown. A Ted Stone photo.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-488 beached, date and location unknown.
||Robert Six USS LSM-232 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-488 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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