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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

USS LSM-442 was transferred to the Republic of China and redesignated LSM-349
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 20 February 1945, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
  • Launched, 6 April 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-442, 30 April 1945, at Philadelphia, PA., LT. Milton L. Conklin USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-442 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Fifteen;
    LSM Group Forty-Four;
    LSM Division Eighty-Eight;
  • Following World War II USS LSM-442 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    24 October 1945 to 20 April 1946 
    21 April 1946 to 19 March 194721 April 1946 to 19 March 1947

  • Decommissioned, 19 March 1947, and transferred to the Republic of China the same day
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Escaped to Taiwan in October 1949 upon the fall of the Republic of China
  • Redesignated LSM-349, date unknown
  • Decommissioned by Taiwanese Navy in 1962
  • 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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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)
    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-442 67k LSM-442 pre-commissioning crew at Amphibious Training Base, Little Creek, VA., March 1945. Gerald Key USS LSM-442 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-442 48k LSM-442 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 6 April 1945. Gerald Key USS LSM-442 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-442 84k USS LSM-442 drydocked, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-442 68k USS LSM-442 and USS LSM-486 moored pierside at Inchon, Korea, date unknown. Gerald Key USS LSM-442 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-442 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Conklin, Milton L., USNR30 April 1945 - ?

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