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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS LSM-554 was transferred to Peru, named BAP Atico (LSM-37)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 3 March 1945, at US Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 22 March 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-554, 14 September 1945, LT. Raymond T. Thomas, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 25 June 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
Transferred in April 1959, to Peru, named BAP Atico (LSM-37)
Final Disposition, decommissioned, by the Peruvian Navy in March 1985, fate unknown
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 13.2kts, (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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| USS LSM-554
||Charleston Navy Yard fitting out pier "C" looking north to river end. Shop field offices and Building Ways 1 and 2 in background on left. Ships present
USS LSM-558 front row. Second row
USS LSM-554 and
USS LSM-555. Beyond the LSMs is
USS Tidewater (AD-31).
Charleston Navy Yard photo # 1997-45
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||USS LSM-554 beached at Salisbury, MD., 1945.
||Art Kenyon to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
| BAP Atico (LSM-37)
||Ex-USS LSM-554 underway in Peruvian naval service as BAP Atico (LSM-37), date and location unknown. Official Peruvian Navy photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1961-62 edition.
The DANFS history extract for LSM-554 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Last Updated 9 April 2010
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