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LSM-442


USS LSM-442 was transferred to the Republic of China and redesignated LSM-349
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, 6 April 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-442, 30 April 1945, at Philadelphia, PA., LT. Milton L. Conklin, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-442 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-442 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    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 Accommodations 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-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 LSM-442 drydocked, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-442 68k LSM-442 and LSM-486 moored pierside at Inchon, Korea, date unknown. Gerald Key USS LSM-442 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-442 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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