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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Charlie - Papa
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
USS LSM-225 was transferred to the Republic of China later seized by Peoples Republic of China
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 6 July 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
Launched, 29 August 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-225, 22 September 1944, ENS. Frank C. Sheppard USN in command
During WWII USS LSM-225 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Consolidation and capture of the southern Philippines
Palawan Islands landings, 28 February to 1 March 1945
Visayan Island landing, 28 March 1945
Brunei Bay operation, 10 to 14 June 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-224 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2e December 1945 to 15 June 1946||25 December 1945 to 15 June 1946
Decommissioned, 15 June 1946 and transferred the same day to the Republic of China
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-225 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, seized in October 1949, by Chinese Communist forces, fate unknown
Displacement 7,480 t. (lt) 14,225 t. (fl.)
Length 459' 1"
Draft 25' 5"
Speed 16.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
Cargo Capacity 4,410 DWT
Non-refrigerated 336,254 Cu. Ft.
Refrigerated 18,395 Cu. Ft.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
eighteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity Diesel 8,950 Bbls
one Sun Nordberg Diesel engine
five Diesel-drive Ships's Service Generator, 230Kw 120V/240V D.C.
single propeller, 6,000shp
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||LSM-225 launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 29 August 1944.
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||USS LSM-225 moored pierside, date and location unknown.
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The history extract for USS LSM-225 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||ENS. Sheppard, Frank C., USN||22 September 1944 - ?|
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