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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)

USS LSM-154 was transferred to the Republic of China
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 19 May1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 22 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-154, 22 July 1944, ENS. Walter A Duffy, USN, in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-154 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS LSM-154 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 17 September to 15 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, 13 June 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 13 February 1948, to the Republic of China, fate unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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 40mm AA bow gun mount, five single 20mm gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Accommodations 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two General Motors (non-reversible with airflex 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-154 209k LSMs beached at Senami, Honshu Island, Japan, circa late-1945-early-1946. From left to right:
    USS LSM-154,
    USS LSM-159,
    USS LSM-331,
    USS LSM-333,
    USS LSM-153, and
    USS LSM-280.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-154 165k USS LSM-154 (at left), USS LSM-61 (center) and an unidentified LSM (right), beached at Senami, Honshu Island, Japan, circa late-1945-early-1946. Dan Kovalchik in honor of his father, SK2 John "Tiny" Kovalchik USS LSM-154
    LSM-154 117k USS LSM-154, USS LSM-312 and USS LSM-25, beached at Saipan, Marianas Islands to take on supplies, date unknown. Dan Kovalchik in honor of his father, SK2 John "Tiny" Kovalchik USS LSM-154
    LSM-154 64k USS LSM-154 beached at Guam, Marianas Islands, April 1946. Bill Lesneck to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-154 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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