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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-155 was transferred to Republic of China and named ROCS Mei-Cheng (LSM-341)
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:
    LSM Flotilla One, LCDR. H. B. Taliaferro USN (28);
    LSM Group Three, LCDR. A. K. Ridgway, USNR;
    LSM Division Five
  • Following World War II USS LSM-155 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 September 1945 to 24 March 194625 March to 29 May 1946

  • 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 Harbor, Taiwan
  • 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 General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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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    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 USS LSM-155 moored to a buoy, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-155 96k USS LSM-155 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-155 94k USS LSM-155 docked pierside while loading United Nations Relief Agency supplies, at Shanghai, China. USS LSM-155 made several runs up the Yangtze River to Hankow to deliver relief supplies in 1946. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-155 69k USS 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 USS 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 history extract for LSM-155 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Dozier Jr., Graham P,, USNR26 July 1944 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Degenhart, Robert W., USNRDecember 1945 - March 1946
    03LTjg. Reid, Edward P., USNRMarch 1946 - 29 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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