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USS LSM-293 was sold 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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down (date unknown), 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 LSM-293 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 5 July 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, Philippines
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold, 13 February 1948, to the Republic of China, fate unknown
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-293, launching at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J., 2 February 1945.
||Deborah V.C. Ronsani
||LSM-293, LSM-141, LSM-49 and LSM-4 beached, date and place unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-293 beached at Luzon, P.I., 25 June 1946.
Photo by Garsol Studio, Subic City.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-293 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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