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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, 27 July 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • Launched, 4 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-274, 28 September 1944, LT. Thomas W. Flynn, Jr. USNR in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-274 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Six, CDR. A. R. Quinn USN;
    LSM Group Sixteen, LCDR. J.T Brugger Jr., USNR;
    LSM Division Thirty-Two and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-274 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 to 27 September 194528 September to 5 October 1945
    6 October 1945 to 1 January 1946 

  • Decommissioned , 13 July 1946, at Astoria OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-274 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 9 May 1960, to Shaver Transportation Co., converted to a barge, 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-274 75k USS LSM-274 underway in convoy, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-274 65k USS LSM-274 beached while landing Marines on Okinawa, 9 April 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-274 62k USS LSM-274 beached while off loading her Marines leaving them to trudge through the mud leading to Okinawa's beaches before beginning their uncontested race across the island on Easter Sunday. The beach's many reefs rendered shore-landings impossible. Okinawa, 9 April 1945 Robert Morrissey
    LSM-274 99k The Industrial Dept. dock at NOB Guam, date unknown. Ships that can be identified include USS LSM-274 USS LSM-355 and USS LSM-171 astern of USS LSM-274.
    US Navy photo # 369940.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-274 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Flynn Jr., Thomas W., USNR28 September 1944 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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