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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 (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co, Houston, TX.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-499, 14 May 1945, LT Arlond C. Shea, USNR in command
During World War II LSM-499 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II LSM-499 performed occupation duty in the Far East
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)
Final Disposition, sold in January 1959, to Phillips Walker Sales Co., Memphis, TN, converted to a barge, scrapped between 1980 and 1989
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" oa
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 Capacity 2 officers, 46 enlisted
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Propulsion two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic 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-499 underway at Okinawa, date unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-499 underway, date and place unknown.
US Navy photo # NH 83281 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-440, LSM-474, and LSM-499, left to right, at Sasebo Harbor, Kyushu, Japan, 23 September 1945.
||Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 021
||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 DANFS history extract for LSM-499 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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