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LSM-393


USS LSM-393 was transferred to the Republic of China
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)


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
  • Following World War II LSM-393 performed occupation duty in the Far East including service in China
  • 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
    Specifications: 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 six single 20mm AA gun mounts, modified to one single bow mounted 40mm AA gun mount and four single 20mm AA 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 General Motors (non-reversible with airflex 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-396 88k LSM-308, and LSM-396 at the fitting out piers at US Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. Other ships in this photo include LSM-309, LSM 389, LSM-390, LSM-391, LSM-392, LSM-393, LSM-394, LSM-395, LSM-397, LSM-398, Ray K. Edwards (APD-96), Arthur L. Bristol (APD-97), Truxton (APD-98) and Upham (APD-99).
    US Navy Yard Charleston photo # 132-46, dated 10 January 1945.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-393 105k LSM-393 beached in China, September 1945. Norman Brown to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-393 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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