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USS LSM-112 was transferred to the Republic of China, seized by People's Republic of China and redesignated HUA-201
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched (date unknown) Commissioned USS LSM-112, 29 November 1944, LTjg. Davy E. Carroll, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-112 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
  • Following World War II LSM-112 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • 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" oa
    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 Capacity 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-112 71k LSM-112 about to cross "The Line" enroute to Tulagi, from Saipan, 4 July 1945. Photo was taken from LSM-9 Raymond A. Biswanger, Jr., Ph.D., LT. USN Ret. USS LSM-9
    LSM-467/440/112/467 51k Six LSM's including LSM-343, LSM-440, LSM-112, and 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 LSM-467, and crew, 22 September 1945, at the Sasebo Harbor Seaplane Base; Sasebo, Kyushu, Japan. 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 LSM-112 and LSM-334 entering ABSD-6 together at Guam, Marianas Islands, 27 July 1945. In the background are LSM-426 and LSM-276 USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-112 52k LSM-112 beached in the far background of this photo, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-112 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

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