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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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS LSM-393 was transferred to the Republic of China
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 9 December 1944, at U.S. Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 29 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-393, 12 March 1945, LT. Oliver H. Stedman USNR in command
During World War II LSM-393 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. W. R. McCaleb;
LSM Group Forty-One;
LSM Division Eighty-One
Following World War II USS LSM-389 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|11 to 27 September 1945||28 September 1945 to 1 May 1946
Decommissioned, 1 May 1946, at Shanghai, China
Transferred, 1 May 1946, to the Republic of China
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
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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LSM-396 at the fitting out piers at US Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. Other ships in this photo include
Ray K. Edwards (APD-96),
Arthur L. Bristol (APD-97),
Truxton (APD-98) and
US Navy Yard Charleston photo # 132-46, dated 10 January 1945.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-393 beached in China, September 1945.
||Norman Brown to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-393 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Stedman, Oliver H., USNR||12 March 1945 - ?|
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