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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
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 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.
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||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
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Last Updated 2 July 2004
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