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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, 10 March 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 31 March 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-495, 7 May 1945, LTjg. Jack D. Fuller USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-495 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Fifteen;
LSM Group Forty-Four;
LSM Division Eighty-Eight;
Following World War II USS LSM-495 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 8 November 1945 to 11 March 1946
Decommissioned, 26 August 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold, 16 September 1958, to Western Contracting Corp., Sioux City, IA., converted to a barge
Final Disposition, scrapped during the 1980s
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-495 and USS LSM-300 moored in Mobile Bay, AL., July 1946.
||Jake Hershey USS LSM-495
||USS LSM-495 moored at Mobile Bay, Al, July 1946 with USS LSM-497,
an unidentified LSM, and USS LSM-365 moored astern of her.
||USS LSM-495 and USS LSM-494 moored in the LSM nest at the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs, 26 June 1954. Note: that there are at least an additional 46 LSMs in the Reserve Fleet nest.
||Photo by Raymond A. Biswanger, Jr., Ph.D., LT. USN (Ret) USS LSM-9 and USS LSM-538
The history extract for USS LSM-495 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Fuller, Jack D., USNR||7 May 1945 - ?|
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