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USS LSM-282


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Golf - Zulu
NVGZ
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-282 was transferred to the Republic of China and later seized by the People's Republic of China, redesignated HUA-207

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 23 SEptember 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • Launched, 6 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-282, 18 November 1944, LT. William Ladd, USN in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-282 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Four, LCDR. B. D. Lindman USNR;
    LSM Division Forty-Seven and participated in the following campaign;

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 18 May 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-282 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    17 September 1945 to 2 May 19463 May to 4 June 1946

  • Decommissioned, 3 June 1946, at Shanghai, China, and transferred the same day to the Republic of China
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-282 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, seized, October 1949, by the People's Republic of China (Communist) forces, redesignated HUA-207, 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
    fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    Complement
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    Armament
    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)
    Propulsion
    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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    LSM-414 36k USS LSM-282, USS LSM-101 and USS LSM-414 beached, date and place unknown. Raymond Adams ENS USNR

    The history extract for USS LSM-282 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Ladd, William, USN18 November 1944 - ?

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