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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 (2)
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 USS LSM-314 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 12 January 1945
|Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 10 March 1945, 17 to 23 April 1945, and 10 to 16 May 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-314 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|11 November to 2 December 1945||3 to 25 December 1945
Decommissioned, 22 June 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-314 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold, 9 February 1948, to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA., converted to a barge, 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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||USSLSM-314 and USS LSM-224 moored pierside at Shanghai, China, date unknown.
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||USS LSM-314 at anchor in San Francisco Bay, circa 1945.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 83263, courtesy, D.M. McPherson, 1975.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-314 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Brown, Charles C., USNR||6 July 1944 - ?|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last Updated 11 August 2017
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