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LSM-427


USS LSM-427 was sold to the Republic of China
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - 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 (date unknown) at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-427, 2 February 1945, LT. Don L. Garver, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-427 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-427 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 16 August 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 13 February 1948, to Republic of China, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    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
    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 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-427 57k LSM-427 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-427 79k LSM-427 beached with two other LSMs as they off load trucks and other equipment, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-427 65k LSM-427 underway in Gatun Lake while transiting the Panama Canal, date unknown. Note: the dredge in the background. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-453 63k LSM-453, LSM-427, an unidentified LSM and LST beached on a seaplane ramp in Japan while loading/off loading equipment and supplies while performing occupation duty, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-453 68k LSM-453, LSM-427, an unidentified LSM and LST beached on a seaplane ramp in Japan while loading/off loading equipment and supplies while performing occupation duty, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-427 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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