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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, 10 October 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
Launched, 22 November 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-284, 5 December 1944, LT. Cornelius E. O'Neil USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-284 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eleven,
LSM Group Thirty-Two,
LSM Division Sixty-Three
Following World War II USS LSM-284 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 28 March 1946
Decommissioned, 5 June 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, P.I.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold, 13 February 1948, to the Republic of China, fate unknown
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 General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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-284, USS LSM-71 and USS LSM-290 at
anchor off Iwo Jima awaiting orders to proceed to Japan, 20 August 1945.
||Darl Dewitt to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-71 (center) USS LSM-284, (lower right), LSM-290
(far left background), and USS 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 history extract for USS LSM-284 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. O'Neil, Cornelius E., USNR||5 December 1944 - ?|
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