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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 (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down (date unknown) at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-314, 6 July 1944, LT. Charles C. Brown, USNR in command
During World War II LSM-314 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
Decommissioned, 22 June 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold, 9 February 1948, to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA., converted to a barge, fate unknown
LSM-314 earned two battle stars for World War II service
- Luzon operation;
(a) Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 12 January 1945
- Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines;
(a) Mindanao Island landings, 10 March 1945, 17 to 23 April 1945, and 10 to 16 May 1945
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 five 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 Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic 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-314 and LSM-224 moored pierside at Shanghai, China, date unknown.
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||LSM-314 at anchor in San Francisco Bay, circa 1945.
US Navy photo # NH 83263 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy, D.M. McPherson, 1975.
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The DANFS history extract for LSM-314 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 4 June 2004
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