LSM-1-class landing ship medium

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USS LSM-437 underway after World War II.
Class overview

 United States Navy

 Royal Australian Navy
Built: 1944–1945
In commission: 1944–1960s
Completed: 478
General characteristics
Type: Amphibious warfare ship
Displacement: 520 long tons (528 t) light
743 long tons (755 t) landing
1,095 long tons (1,113 t) full load
Length: 203 ft 6 in (62.03 m) o/a
Beam: 34 ft 6 in (10.52 m)
Draft: 3 ft 6 in (1.07 m) forward
7 ft 8 in (2.34 m) aft
Fully loaded :
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) forward
8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) aft
Propulsion: 2 × Fairbanks-Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 bhp (1,074 kW) each @ 720 rpm, twin screws
Speed: 13.2 knots (15.2 mph; 24.4 km/h)
Range: 4,900 nmi (9,100 km) at 12 kn (22 km/h)
Capacity: 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
Troops: 2 officers, 46 enlisted
Complement: 5 officers, 54 enlisted
Armament: 6 × 20 mm AA gun mounts
Armour: 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station

The LSM-1-class Landing Ship Medium were a class of landing ships built for the United States Navy during World War II.

The class commenced with the construction of LSM-1 on 5 May 1944 and continued on through the construction and commissioning of LSM-500 on 17 May 1945.

This class was replaced, starting with LSM(R)-501 on 24 March 1945, with the LSM(R)-501 Class Landing Ship which contained rocket launching equipment.

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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