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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Iwo Jima operation) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 17 April 1944 at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 15 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-141, 22 June 1944, LTjg. Edward A. Quinlan USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-141 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Five, CDR. W. H. Carpenter USN (26);
    LSM Group Thirteen, LCDR. T. F. Griswold USNR;
    LSM Division Twenty-Six and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-141 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 8 October to 12 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 8 March 1946, at San Diego, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
  • USS LSM-141 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold in November 1946, to National Metal & Steel Corp., Terminal Island, CA. for scraping
    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-141 104k Unloading supplies on Iwo Jima, 25 February 1945. View looks north from Beach Red One. Note the steel mat roadway in the foreground, trucks parked at left and mobile cranes working near the shoreline. Among the ships present are (from right to center): USS LSM-141, USS LSM-43 and USS LSM-47.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 104197.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    LSM-264/201 39k USS LSM-141, USS LSM-201 and USS LSM-264 on the beach at Iwo Jima, date unknown. Paul Burket LSM-341 and
    John Finch LSM-26
    Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-141 99k USS LSM-141 unloading a tank onto the beach at Iwo Jima, date unknown. Guy Keinefelter SM2/c to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-141 67k USS LSM-141 beached at Wakayama Japan, September 1945 Ed Cavato to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-49 62k USS LSM-141 and USS LSM-49 at Blue Beach #2, Wakayama, Honshu. Photo by Raymond R. Nase, MoMM3/c, LSM-49, LSM-467, photo 001
    Contributed by Hugh L. Hudson Jr.
    LSM-293 70k USS LSM-293, USS LSM-141, USS LSM-49 and USS LSM-4 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-438 63k USS LSM-438, USS LSM-141 and USS LSM-211 beached, date and location unknown. Marty Peterson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for LSM-141 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Quinlan, Edward A., USNR22 June 1944 - 21 November 1945
    01LTjg. Beldin, Maurice Walker, USN21 November 1945 - 8 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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