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USS LSM-248


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Echo - India
NVEI
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:

    Asiatic-Pacific 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 194523 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
    Specifications:
    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
    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)
    Complement
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    Armament
    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
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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).
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Frink, Clifford L., USN23 November 1944 - ?

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