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USS LSM-110


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor -India - Kilo
NVIK
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Korea Service Medal (3)
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)



USS LSM-110 was transferred to France, designated RFS LSM-9011, later turned over to Republic of South Vietnam and named RVNS Han Giang (HQ-401), finally interned by Republic of Philippines
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-110, 25 November 1944, LT. William O. Stroup, Jr., USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-110 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Sixteen
    LSM Group Forty-Six
    LSM Div Ninety-One
  • Decommissioned, 30 November 1946
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned, 19 September 1950
  • During the Korean War USS LSM-110 participated in the following campaigns:
    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    U.N. Summer-Fall Offensive
    2 to 31 October 1951
    Third Korean Winter
    10 to 20 December 1952
    2 to 4 January 1953
    6 to 9 February 1953
    Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
    26 September to 6 October 1952
    11 to 16 October 1952
    12 to 20 December 1952
     

  • Decommissioned in 1954
  • Transferred, 22 January 1954, to France, commissioned RFS LSM-9011
  • Turned over to the Republic of South Vietnam in October 1955, named RVNS Han Giang (HQ-401)
  • Interned in May 1975, at Subic Bay, Philippines
  • Transferred, 17 November 1975 to the Philippines for cannibalization and scrapping
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, hulk sold for scrapping, 9 June 1966, to Santiago A. Gerrero, Olongapo City, Philippines
  • USS LSM-110 earned three battle stars for Korean War service
    Specifications:
    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 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    Complement 5 officers, 54 enlisted
    Armament one single bow mounted 40mm AA gun, four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Accommodation 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws, Endurance, 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)

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    LSM-110/355 62k USS LSM-110 and USS LSM-355 in dry dock, Long Beach, CA., circa March 1952 to 22 May, 1952. Kenneth Oliver
    Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-110/355 154k USS LSM-110 during an amphibious training exercise, date and location unknown Kenneth Oliver
    Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-110 56k USS LSM-110 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    RFS LSM-9011
    LSM-110 76k Ex-USS LSM-110 in French service as RFS LSM-9011 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-110 55k RFS LSM-9011 moored pierside, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    RVNS Han Giang (HQ-401)
    LSM-110 19k Ex-USS LSM-110 underway in South Vietnamese service as RVNS Han Giang (HQ-401), date and location unknown. .
    LSM-110 56k RVNS Han Giang (HQ-401) at anchor, date and location unknown. Lawrence C. Brooks, II
    LSM-110 46k RVNS Han Giang (HQ-401) underway, circa 1966, location unknown. Robert Hurst
    LSM-110 59k RVNS Han Giang (HQ-401) underway, circa 1960, location unknown.
    Official South Vietnamese Navy photo, from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1961-62 edition.
    Robert Hurst
    LSM-110 150k RVNS Han Giang (HQ-401) beached, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-110 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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