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USS LSM-430 was transferred to the Republic of China, seized by People's Republic of China and redesignated HUA-204
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-430, 20 February 1945, LT. James W. Plowman, USNR in command
During World War II LSM-430 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II LSM-430 performed occupation duty in the Far East
Decommissioned, 1 June 1946 and transferred the same day to the Republic of China
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Seized in October 1949, by the People's Republic of China forces, redesignated HUA-204
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" o.a.
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 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-430 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., date unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-430 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 9 July 2004
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