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USS LSM-374 was transferred to the Republic of China
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-374, 28 January 1945, LT. Philip A. Hickman, USNR in command
During World War II LSM-374 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
Decommissioned, 13 May 1946, and transferred to the Republic of China the same day
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LSM-374 earned one battle star for World War II service
- Okinawa Gunto operation;
(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 18 June 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 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 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-374 underway off San Diego, CA. in the winter of 1944. Note: the blimp overhead. Photo was taken from LSM-373.
||Neil Cronin USS LSM-373 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||From left to right, LSM-360, LSM-374 and LSM-339 underway, date and place unknown. Photo was taken from LSM-373.
||Neil Cronin USS LSM-373to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-374 beached on the mud flats during low tide at Jinsen, Korea in 1945.
||Ernest Callahan to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-374 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 25 June 2004
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