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LSM-422


USS LSM-422 was transferred to France, later transferred to the Republic of China and redesignated LSM-351
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Korean Service Medal (4) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korean War Service Medal (retroactive)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-422, 31 December 1944, LTjg. Rowland K. Chase, USNR, in command
  • During World War II LSM-422 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater but saw no action
  • Decommissioned, 19 July 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Recommissioned, 15 September 1950
  • LSM-422 participated in the Korean War and participated in the following actions:
  • Decommissioned, 5 February 1954
  • Transferred to France, 5 February 1954
  • Returned to US Navy custody in March 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Transferred to Taiwan in November 1956, redesignated LSM-351
  • Decommissioned by Taiwanese Navy in 1971
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, (date unknown)
  • LSM-422 earned four battle stars for Korean War service
    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 one single 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
    Troop Capacity 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-422 52k LSM-422 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-422 64k LSM-422, underway, date and place unknown. Jonathan Leslie for his father-in-law, Edward Johnson USS LSM-422
    LSM-422 50k LSM-422 underway, date and place unknown. Jonathan Leslie for his father-in-law, Edward Johnson USS LSM-422
    LSM-422 60k LSM-422 beached date and place unknown. Photo by LTjg Loren T. Florell USNR USS LSM-422 Gunnery Officer, 1944-1946. Kenn Florell for his late father LTjg Loren T. Florell USNR USS LSM-422
    LSM-422 77k LSM-422 underway while homeward bound with her tank deck loaded with equipment, February 1946. Photo by LTjg Loren T. Florell USNR USS LSM-422 Gunnery Officer, 1944-1946. Kenn Florell for his late father LTjg Loren T. Florell USNR USS LSM-422
    LSM-422 57k LSM-422 underway while homeward bound with her tank deck loaded with equipment, February 1946. Photo by LTjg Loren T. Florell USNR USS LSM-422 Gunnery Officer, 1944-1946. Kenn Florell for his late father LTjg Loren T. Florell USNR USS LSM-422
    LSM-422 60k LSM-422 crew members playing ball in the tank deck, February 1946. Photo by LTjg Loren T. Florell USNR USS LSM-422 Gunnery Officer, 1944-1946. Kenn Florell for his late father LTjg Loren T. Florell USNR USS LSM-422
    LSM-422 147k View from the conning tower of LSM-422 as she follows LSM-303 while enroute from Mobile. AL to Jacksonville, FL., 15 May 1946. Kenn Florell for his late father LTjg Loren T. Florell USNR USS LSM-422
    LSM-422 132k LSM-422 unloading ammunition at Naval Magazine, Theodore, AL., 20 September 1946. Kenn Florell for his late father LTjg Loren T. Florell USNR USS LSM-422
    LSM-422 147k LSM-422 unloading ammunition at Naval Magazine, Theodore, AL., 20 September 1946. Kenn Florell for his late father LTjg Loren T. Florell USNR USS LSM-422
    LSM-422 57k LSM-422 beached at the Quay Wall, Pusan Harbor, Korea. February 1952.
    Photo by David Walsh. Source: Alligator Alley, April 1999.
    Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-422 65k LSM-422 off San Diego, October 1953.
    Photo by Oather Morper.
    Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-422 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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