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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 7 October 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 28 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-107, 19 November 1944, LT. Burt L. Griffin USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-107 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eleven;
    LSM Group Thirty-One;
    LSM Division Sixty-One
  • Following World War II USS LSM-107 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    11 to 20 September 1945
    7 October to 9 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 16 May 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR.
  • Transferred, 19 January 1959, to Commander Fleet Activities, Yokosuka
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold, May 1960, to Hyman-Michaels, Co., Chicago, IL, fate unknown
    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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, 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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    LSM-137 316k USS LSM-137 at Cebu, P.I., at Cebu, P.I., to transport the Americal division to Yokohama, Japan 30 August 1945. In the background are; USS LSM-256, USS LSM-107, USS LSM-177, USS LSM-212, USS LSM-83, USS LSM-82, USS LSM-134, USS LSM-4, and USS LSM-17, Photo was taken from USS LSM-186 Photo by Ken Roberts Engineering Officer USS LSM-186
    LSM-107 82k LSM-107 and LSM-441 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Dana Vickery to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-107 80k LSM-107 and LSM-441 moored pierside, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-107 52k LSM-107 crew photo, date and location unknown. Note the sign on the conning tower. Dana Vickery to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-107 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Griffin, Burt Louis, USNR19 November 1944 - 16 November 1945
    02LTjg. Higgins, Lyle Beecher, USNR16 November 1945 - 14 February 1946
    03LTjg. Smith Jr., Irving M., USNR14 February 1946 - 1 May 1946
    04LTjg. Suggs, Raymond Lee, USNR1 May 1946 - 16 May 1946
    05ENS. McCabe, Barry G., USNR16 May 1946 - 19 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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