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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-499, 14 May 1945, LT. Arlond C. Shea USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-499 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Sixteen;
LSM Group Forty-Seven;
LSM Division Ninety-Five;
Following World War II USS LSM-499 was assigned to occupation service in the Far East from 16 September to 10 November 1945
Decommissioned, 1 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 in January 1959, to Phillips Walker Sales Co., Memphis, TN, converted to a barge
Final Disposition, scrapped between 1980 and 1989
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-499 under way off Okinawa, date unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-499 under way, date and location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 83281.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-440, USS LSM-474, and USS LSM-499, left to
right, at Sasebo Harbor, Kyushu, Japan, 23 September 1945.
||Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 021
||USS LSM-499, at Sasebo Harbor, Kyushu, Japan, 22 - 24 September 1945.
||Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, LSM-467, LSM-49, Collection, Photo 084
The history extract for USS LSM-499 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Shea, Arlond C., USNR||14 May 1945 - ?|
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