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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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
USS LSM-313 was transferred to South Vietnam and named RVNS Tien Giang (HQ-405)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 16 March 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
Launched, 24 Nat 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-313, 25 June 1944, LT. Charles K. Stein, USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-313 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Three, CDR. W. F. Morrison USN (35);
LSM Group Nine, LCDR. J. A. Moss USN (26);
LSM Division Eighteen and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-313 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 4 September to 28 November 1945
Decommissioned, 6 June1946, at Astoria, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred, 20 June 1962, to South Vietnam, named RVNS Tien Giang (HQ-405)
Seized, 30 April 1975 by North Vietnam
Final Disposition, disposed of in 1990 by Vietnam
USS LSM-313 earned one battle star for World War II service
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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||USS LSM-313 moored pierside, Shiogama, Japan, September 1945
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-313 coming alongside USS LSM-184, 15 November 1945
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
|RVNS Tien Giang (HQ-405)
||Ex-USS LSM-313, in South Vietnamese naval service as RVNS Tien Giang(HQ-405)
||© Richard Leonhardt
||RVNS Tien Giang(HQ-405) underway, date and location unknown.
The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-313 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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Last Updated 16 May 2014
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