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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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    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
    Borneo operation
    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 194625 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"
    Beam 63'
    Draft 25' 5"
    Speed 16.5 kts.
    Officers 28
    Enlisted 239
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Cargo Capacity 4,410 DWT
    Non-refrigerated 336,254 Cu. Ft.
    Refrigerated 18,395 Cu. Ft.
    eight LCM(3)
    twelve LCVP
    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 46k LSM-225 launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 29 August 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-225 132k USS LSM-225 moored pierside, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    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).
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Sheppard, Frank C., USN22 September 1944 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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