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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - 13 to 17 September 1950) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (5) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korean War Service Medal (retroactive)

USS LSM-419 was transferred to South Korea
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-419, 14 December 1944, LTjg. John J. Moriarity, USNR, in command
  • During and following World War II LSM-419 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater performing Occupation duty from 2 September 1945 to 21 March 1946
  • During the Korean War USS LSM-419 participated in the following campaigns:
    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    North Korean Aggression
    18 September to 2 November 1950
    First U.N. Counter Offensive
    7 February to 3 April 1951
    Communist China Aggression
    3 November to 30 December 1950
    U.N. Summer-Fall Offensive
    16 to 24 November 1951
    Inchon Landing
    13 to 17 September 1950

  • Decommissioned, 16 February 1955, and transferred the same day to South Korea
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Decommissioned by South Korean Navy, 29 February 1963
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1963
  • USS LSM-419 received five battles star for Korean War service
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t.(landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6"
    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
    one single bow mounted 40mm AA gun mount
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Accommodations 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-238 83k USS LSM-419, USS LSM-238, USS LSM-98 and USS LSM-202 beached at Iwo Jima, between 23 and 28 March, or between 20 to 23 August 1945 Claude H. Hewitt, for his father Claude Hewitt, SM3/c USS LSM-238
    LSM-419 111k LSTs and LSMs on "Yellow" Beach, on the Inchon waterfront, 16 September 1950. Second ship from the front is probably USS LST-914. Next beyond her is USS LSM-419. The other two LSTs present are Japanese-manned, and therefore unarmed.
    US Navy photo # NH 97155 from the collections of the Naval Historical Center
    US Naval Historical Center
    LSM-419 111k A truck convoy moves along a shore road to the evacuation beach at Hungnam, 18 December 1950. USS LSM-419 (at left) and two Japanese-manned LSTs are loading in the immediate background.
    US Navy photo # 80-G-424505 now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    LSM-419 109k USS LSM-419 underway off San Diego, CA., August 1953.
    Photo by Oather Morper.
    Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-419 72k USS LSM-419 underway date and location unknown, port bow view.
    US Department of Defense photo # SDAN 1045122 a US Navy photo
    Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Big Black River 79k USS LSM(R)-409, USS LSM(R)-412, USS LSM(R)-401, USS LSM(R)-403, USS LSM(R)-404 and USS LSM-419 moored at Yokosuka, Japan, 1 May 1951
    US Navy photo.
    Lewis Smith to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-419 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

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