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LSM-284


USS LSM-284 was transferred to the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-284, 5 December 1944, LT. Cornelius E. O'Neil, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-284 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-284 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 5 June 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 13 February 1948, to the Republic of China, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    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 Capacity 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-284 72k LSM-284, LSM-71 and LSM-290 at anchor off Iwo Jima awaiting orders to proceed to Japan, 20 August 1945. Darl Dewitt to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-71 84k LSM-71 (center) LSM-284, (lower right), LSM-290 (far left background), and LSM-365 (far right background) at anchor off Iwo Jima awaiting orders to proceed to Japan, 20 August 1945. Col. Roderick Hicks to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-284 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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