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USS LSM-280


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Golf - Victor
NVGV


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal



USS LSM-280 was transferred to the Republic of China (Taiwan)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 8 September 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • Launched, 21 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-280, 6 November 1944, LTjg. Edward S. Hand, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LST-280 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS LSM-280 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 11 June 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 13 February 1948, to the Republic of China
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6"
    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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    LSM-280 45k USS LSM-280 beached, in the Philippine Islands, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-154 209k LSMs from left to right:
    USS LSM-154,
    USS LSM-159,
    USS LSM-331,
    USS LSM-333,
    USS LSM-153, and
    USS LSM-280,
    beached at Senami, Honshu Island, Japan, circa late-1945 early-1946.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-280 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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