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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
USS LSM-293 was sold to the Republic of China (Taiwan)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 9 December 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
Launched, 2 February 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-293, 16 February 1945, LT. George Washington Luke USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-293 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. W. R. McCaleb;
LSM Group Forty, LCDR. O. J. Heggem USNR;
LSM Division Seventy-Nine
Following World War II USS LSM-293 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|21 October 1945 to 27 January 1946||28 January to 12 March 1946
|13 to 29 March 1946||
Decommissioned, 5 July 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, Republic of the 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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||LSM-293, launching at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J., 2 February 1945.
||Deborah V.C. Ronsani
||USS LSM-293, USS LSM-141, USS LSM-49 and
USS LSM-4 beached, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-293 beached at Luzon, P.I., 25 June 1946.
Photo by Garsol Studio, Subic City.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-293 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Luke, George Washington, USNR||16 February 1945 - ?|
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