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USS LSM-439


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)



USS LSM-439 was sold to the Republic of China
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 3 February 1945, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, 19 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-439, 11 April 1945, LT. Alvin E. Gilogly USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-439 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Fifteen;
    LSM Group Forty-Three;
    LSM Division Eighty-Six;
  • Following World War II USS LSM-439 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 20 September 1945 to 28 July 1946
  • Decommissioned, 14 August 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 13 February 1948, to Republic of China
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    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 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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    Propulsion
    two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, 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-438 56k LSM-439 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 19 March 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-438 60k LSM-439 sponsor, Mrs, Thomas G. Smith, at the launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 19 March 1945. Marie A. Hart
    LSM-438 50k USS LSM-439 at anchor, date and location unknown. E. Meator McMorries to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-439 68k USS LSM-439 under way in rough weather, date and location unknown Submitted by Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, LSM-467, LSM-49
    Photo by Rev. Gordon D. Dorian, RM2/c, LSM-377
    LSM-439 81k USS LSM-439 under way in rough weather, date and location unknown Submitted by Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, LSM-467, LSM-49
    Photo by Rev. Gordon D. Dorian, RM2/c, LSM-377
    LSM-159 74k USS LSM-439 and USS LSM-159 moored in a nest with other LSMs at Yokosuka, Japan , 4 July 1946. Richard Pierce to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-439 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Gilogly, Alvin E., USNR11 April 1945 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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