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November - Victor - Echo - India
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)
USS LSM-248 was transferred to the Republic of China, seized by Peoples Republic of China, redesignated HUA-202
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 3 August 1944, at Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, CA.
Launched, 1 October 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-248, 23 November 1944, ENS. Clifford L. Frink USN in command
During World War II USS LSM-248 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
LSM Group Twenty-Two, LCDR. N.E. Fryer Jr. USN (38);
LSM Division Forty-Four and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 3 April 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-248 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|9 October to 28 November 1945||23 April to 24 May 1946
Decommissioned, 23 May 1946, at Shanghai, China and turned over to the Republic of China
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-248 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, seized in October 1949, by Chinese Communist forces, designated HUA-202, 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
landing, 5' 3"
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 12.5 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
one twin bow mounted 40mm AA gun mount
six single 20mm gun mounts
Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
two General Motors 16-278A (non-reversible with airflex clutch) Diesel engines,. direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
Ship's Service Generators
two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
two Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
twin propellers 2,800shp
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The history extract for USS LSM-248 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||ENS. Frink, Clifford L., USN||23 November 1944 - ?|
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Last Updated 30 June 2017
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