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LSM-155


USS LSM-155 was transferred to Republic of China and named ROCS Mei-Cheng (LSM-341)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 19 May 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 19 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-155, 26 July 1944, LT. Graham P Dozier, Jr., USNR, in command
  • During World War II LSM-155 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 29 May 1946 and loaned to the Republic of China, named ROCS Mei-Cheng (LSM-341)
  • Permanently transferred to the Republic of China, 7 February 1948
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Escaped to Taiwan in 1949 with the fall of the Republic of China's government on the mainland
  • Redesignated ROCS Mei Cheng (LSM-649) in 1979-80
  • ROCS Mei-Cheng decommissioned, 1 June 2005, at Kaohsiung Harbour, Taiwan
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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 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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    USS LSM-155
    LSM-155 64k LSM-155 launching, 19 June 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
    US Navy photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-155 66k LSM-155 moored to a buoy, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-155 96k LSM-155 underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-155 94k LSM-155 docked pierside while loading United Nations Relief Agency supplies, at Shanghai, China. LSM-155 made several runs up the Yangtze River to Hankow to deliver relief supplies in 1946. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-155 69k LSM-155 beached while unloading United Nations Relief Agency supplies, at Hankow, China in 1946.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-49612 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    ROCS Mei-Cheng (LSM-341)
    LSM-155 24k ex LSM-155 seen here in Taiwanese service as ROCS Mei-Cheng (LSM-341), circa 1970-79. Chinese Warship Museum
    Submitted by Karl E. Lemmerman
    LSM-155 32k ROCS Mei-Cheng (LSM-341) underway, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-155 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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