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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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS LSM-374 was transferred to the Republic of China
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 9 December 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 30 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-374, 28 January 1945, LT. Philip A. Hickman USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-374 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR. C. L. Weigle USN (27);
LSM Group Thirty-Seven, LCDR. W. J. Chisholm USNR;
LSM Division Seventy-Three and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 18 June 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-374 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 September 1945 to 13 May 1946||2 September 1945 to 13 May 1946
Decommissioned, 13 May 1946, and transferred to the Republic of China the same day
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-374 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, 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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||USS LSM-374 under way off San Diego, CA. in the winter of 1944. Note: the blimp overhead. Photo was taken from USS LSM-373.
||Neil Cronin USS LSM-373 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||From left to right,
USS LSM-374 and
USS LSM-339 under way, date and location unknown. Photo was taken from USS LSM-373.
||Neil Cronin USS LSM-373to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-374 beached on the mud flats during low tide at Jinsen, Korea in 1945.
||Ernest Callahan to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-374 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Hickman, Philip A., USNR||28 January 1945 - ?|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last Updated 1 September 2017
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