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USS LSM-248 was transferred to the Republic of China, seized by Peoples Republic of China, redesignated HUA-202
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 (date unknown) at Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, CA.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-248, 23 November 1944, Ens. Clifford, L. Frink, USN in command
During World War II LSM-248 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the:
Okinawa Gunto operation;
Decommissioned, 23 May 1946, at Shanghai, China and turned over to the Republic of China
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, seized in October 1949, by Chinese Communist forces, designated HUA-202, fate unknown
LSM-248 received one battle star for World War II service
(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 3 April 1945
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" ovl.
Beam 34' 6"
Draft light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
Complement 5 officers, 54 enlisted
Armament one single 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
Troop Accommodations 2 officers, 46 enlisted
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Propulsion two General Motors (non-reversible with airflex clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws, Endurance, 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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The DANFS history extract for LSM-248 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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Last Updated 7 May 2004
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