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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:
LSM Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. W. R. McCaleb;
LSM Group Forty-One;
LSM Division Eighty-Three
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
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" (ovl)
Beam 34' 6"
light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
one twin 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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
two General Motors (model GM 16-278A, reversible with hydraulic clutch) Diesel engines, direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
Ship's Service Generators
two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
twin propellers, 2,800shp
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||LSM-434 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 17 February 1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-434 under way, date and location unknown. Overhead view.
US Navy photo
|Evan Tiberi for his grandfather Loren Young USS LSM-434
||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
||USS LSM-434 moored outboard in a nest of LSMs, date and place unknown.
A Ted Stone photo.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The 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).
|01||LT. Roth, George D., USNR||13 March 1945 - ?|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The Photo Collection of Donald K. Wilson
Last Updated 22 September 2017
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