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LSM-541


USS LSM-541 was transferred to Greece and named HNS Krystalldis (L-165)
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-541, 8 December 1945, LTjg. Ernest H. Nelson, USNR in command
  • ; 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)
  • Transferred, 30 June 1958, to Greece, renamed HNS Krystalldis (L-165)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown.


    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t.(landing), 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6"
    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 AA 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 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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    USS LSM-541
    LSM-541 113k LSM-541 moored pierside, date and place unknown. John Plogh USS LSM-541
    HNS Krystalldis (L-165)
    LSM-541 60k ex-LSM-541 in Greek service as HNS Krystalldis (L-165) beached, date and place unknown.
    Official Hellenic Navy photo
    Tony Vrailas

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-541 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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