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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

USS LSM-112 was transferred to the Republic of China, seized by People's Republic of China and redesignated HUA-201
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 14 October 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 4 November 1944 Commissioned USS LSM-112, 29 November 1944, LT. Davy E. Carroll USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-112 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eleven;
    LSM Group Thirty-One;
    LSM Division Sixty-One
  • Following World War II USS LSM-112 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    16 September to 7 December 194523 April to 24 May 1946

  • Decommissioned, Struck from the Naval Register, and Transferred to the Republic of China, 23 May 1946
  • Seized in October 1949 by the People's Republic of China forces, redesignated HUA-201
  • Final Disposition, 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-112 71k USS LSM-112 about to cross "The Line" enroute to Tulagi, from Saipan, 4 July 1945. Photo was taken from USS LSM-9 Raymond A. Biswanger, Jr., Ph.D., LT. USN Ret. USS LSM-9
    LSM-467/440/112/467 51k Six LSM's including USS LSM-343, USS LSM-440, USS LSM-112, and USS LSM-467 at Sasebo Harbor Seaplane Ramp, Kyushu, Japan. The group had just completed transporting the 5th Marine Tank Battalion from Hilo, Hawaii to Sasebo, Japan. 22-24 September 1945. Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-467, USS LSM-49, Collection, Photo 074
    LSM-467/112 68k USS LSM-467, and crew, 22 September 1945, at the Sasebo Harbor Seaplane Base; Sasebo, Kyushu, Japan. USS LSM-112 is at left. LSM-LST Convoy has transported 5th Marines to Sasebo for Occupational Duty. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 018
    LSM-112 95k USS LSM-112 and USS LSM-334 entering USS ABSD-6 together at Guam, Marianas Islands, 27 July 1945. In the background are USS LSM-426 and USS LSM-276 USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-112 52k USS LSM-112 beached in the far background of this photo, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for LSM-112 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Carroll, Davy E., USNR29 November 1944 - March 1946
    02LTjg. Redd, Harold A., USNRMarch 1946 - 23 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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