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November - Victor - November - Juliet
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 26 June 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 21 July 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-174, 25 September 1944, LTjg. George W. Ward USNR in command
During WWII USS LSM-174 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Six, CDR. A. R. Quinn USN;
LSM Group Seventeen, (flagship) LCDR. C. H. Johnson, USNR;
LSM Division Thirty-Four and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 9 to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-173 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 to 27 September 1945||28 September to 20 December 1945
Decommissioned, 5 August 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-174 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold 16 January 1948 to C. T. Smith, The Dallas, OR., 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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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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||USS LSM-174 beached, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-174 under way, date and location unknown.
||Jack Held to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-174 under way, at Latitude °00.000 Longitude °176 during transit from Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal, date unknown.
Photo by Charles Baumman, USMC
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-174 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Ward, George W., USNR||25 September 1944 - ?|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last updated 16 June 2017
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