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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

USS LSM-246 was transferred to the Republic of China
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 1 August 1944, at Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, 17 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-246, 9 November 1944, LTjg. Frederick W. Morrisey USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-246 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Four, (flagship) LCDR. B. H. Lindman USNR;
    LSM Division Forty-Six and participated in the following campaign;

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 29 April 1945

  • Decommissioned, 30 May 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Struck from the Naval Register , date unknown
  • USS LSM-246 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 13 February 1948, to the Republic of China, 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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    LSM-246 64k USS LSM-246, two unidentified LSMs and USS LSM-162 beached at Guadalcanal, date unknown. Robert Oellerich to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-246 68k USS LSM-246 under way, date and location unknown. Robert Oellerich to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-246 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Morrisey, Frederick W. USNR9 November 1944 - March 1945
    02LTjg. Lathrop, R. A. USNRMarch 1945 - ?
    03LTjg. Clemente, Elmo Michael USNR? - 1 March 1946

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest

    Documents and photos from the LTjg. Elmo M. Clemente Collection contributed by Nick Clemente;
  • Navigational Chart with notations by LTjg. Elmo M. Clemente CO USS LSM-246
  • Little Creek crew photo, crew list and ports of call
  • Documents and photos
  • Naval Certificates
  • Flag and CPO uniform

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