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November - Victor - Golf - Victor
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 LSM-280 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
LSM Group Twenty-Four, LCDR. B. H. Lindman USNR;
LSM Division Forty-Seven
Following World War II USS LSM-280 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 17 September 1945 to 28 March 1946
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
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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, 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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||USS LSM-280 beached, in the Philippine Islands, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSMs from left to right:
USS LSM-153, and
beached at Senami, Honshu Island, Japan, circa late-1945 early-1946.
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The 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).
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