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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, 17 March 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
Launched, 7 April 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-498, 12 May 1945, LT. Richard R. Baker III USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-498 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Sixteen;
LSM Group Forty-Seven;
LSM Division Ninety-Five;
Following World War II USS LSM-498 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 12 September 1945 to 24 February 1946
Decommissioned, 2 May 1947, 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 in January 1959, to J.C. Berkwit & Co., New York, NY, converted to a barge and
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-498 moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||Leonard Dattilo USS LSM-498
The history extract for USS LSM-498 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Action Report - Landing of Occupation Forces, Nagasaki Japan, September 1945
Last Updated 26 January 2018
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