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LSM-495


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
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
    Specifications:
    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-300 55k LSM-495 and LSM-300 moored in Mobile Bay, AL., July 1946. Jake Hershey USS LSM-495
    LSM-497 42k LSM-495 moored at Mobile Bay, Al, July 1946 with LSM-497, an unidentified LSM, and LSM-365 moored astern of her. Jake Hershey
    LSM-494/495 53k 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).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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