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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 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
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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||USS LSM-280 beached, in the Philippine Islands, date and location unknown.
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||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 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).
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