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USS LSM-434


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 2 January 1945, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, 17 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-434, 13 March 1945, LT. George D. Roth, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-434 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 19 November 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, May 1949, to Bay City Transportation Co., San Francisco, CA., converted to a barge
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    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 13.2kts. (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-434 51k USS LSM-434 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 17 February 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-434 94k USS LSM-434 underway, date and location unknown. Overhead view.
    US Navy photo
    Evan Tiberi for his grandfather Loren Young USS LSM-434
    LSM-434 126k USS LSM-434 crew loading Japanese ammunition for dumping at sea while at Jaliut Atoll in September 1945 Evan Tiberi for his grandfather Loren Young USS LSM-434
    LSM-434 55k USS LSM-434 moored outboard in a nest of LSMs, date and place unknown.
    A Ted Stone photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-434 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).

    For more photos and information about USS LSM-434, see;
  • The Photo Collection of Donald K. Wilson
  • War History for USS LSM-434 as submitted by Evan Tiberi

  • Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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