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American 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-495, 7 May 1945, LTjg. Jack D. Fuller, USNR in command
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)
Final Disposition, sold, 16 September 1958, to Western Contracting Corp., Sioux City, IA., converted to a barge, scrapped during the 1980s
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t.(landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" ovl.
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-495 and LSM-300 moored in Mobile Bay, AL., July 1946.
||Jake Hershey USS LSM-495
||LSM-495 moored at Mobile Bay, Al, July 1946 with LSM-497, an unidentified LSM, and LSM-365 moored astern of her.
||LSM-495 and 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 DANFS history extract for LSM-495 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 2 September 2005
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