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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)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 20 June 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 24 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-167, 31 August 1944, LT. John R. Pahmeyer USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-167 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Five, CDR. W. H. Carpenter USN (26);
    LSM Group Fifteen, LCDR. A. H. Hall USNR;
    LSM Division Thirty and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 April to 3 June 1945
  • Decommissioned, 3 July 1946
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-167 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, October 1958, to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA. converted to a barge, 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 General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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-167 76k USS LSM-167 and USS LSM-275 beached at Okinawa, 7 April 1945. Note USS LSM-167 is off loading onto a pontoon causeway. Raymond Maassel to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-482/276/167 63k USS LSM-167, LSM-276 and USS LSM-482 being moved together while coming alongside either a repair ship, or a pier, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-482/276/167 73k USS LSM-167, USS LSM-276 and USS LSM-482 alongside either a repair ship, or a pier, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-167 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Pahmeyer, John R., USNR31 August 1944 - September 1945
    02LT. Fant, Howard W., USNRSeptember 1945 - December 1945
    03LTjg. Whittlesey Jr., George S., USNRDecember 1945 - June 1946
    04ENS. Mayo, Henry T., USNRJune 1946 - 3 July 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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