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Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|12 September to 29 November 1945||15 July 1946 to 2 August 1946|
|4 to 15 July 1946||23 to 26 August 1946|
|4 July 1946 to 1 September 1947||4 July 1946 to 1 September 1947|
|3 to 22 August 1946||30 August to 4 September 1946|
|27 to 29 August 1946||8 September 1946 to 28 July 1947|
|5 to 7 September 1946||6 October 1947 to 26 April 1949|
|28 April to 3 May 1949|
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| USS LSM-444
|48k||USS LSM-444 launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 17 April 1945.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|92k||USS LSM-444 grounded at Okinawa as a result of Typhoon "Louise", 5 October 1945.||Paul Burket USS LSM-341 and C. Scott Harris to the USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|57k||USS LSM-444 moored inboard of USS LSM-447 and outboard of USS LSM-381 pierside at Tsing Tao, China.||Ken Jankowski for his father John "Ski" Jankowski MOmm2/c USS LSM 381|
|52k||USS LSM-444 underway in the China Sea, circa 1947||Paul Burket USS LSM-341|
|76k||The unarmed ex-USS LSM-444 passing Point Loma as she departs San Diego, CA., in the mid-1950's. LSM-444 was on loan to the Atomic Energy Commission when this photo was taken.
Photo courtesy US Naval Institute.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association|
| Aspirante Morel (LSM-92)
|45k||Ex-USS LSM-444 in Chilean service as Aspirante Morel (LSM-92) at Punta Arenas, Chile, November 1967. Ricardo Rivera standing on the conning tower.||Eduardo Rivera for his father Ricardo Rivera Aspirante Morel|
|76k||Aspirante Morel (LSM-92) beaching at Tres Puentes, Punta Arenas, Chile, November 1967 to pickup lambs. The Aspirante Morel was not used exclusively for military exercises but also assisted civilians by providing transportation for livestock, etc, especially in the in the south of Chile.||Eduardo Rivera for his father Ricardo Rivera Aspirante Morel|
|151k||Aspirante Morel (LSM-92) loading wool bundles at Estancia Róbalo, the letters on the bundle "III ZN" stand for the Third Naval Zone (III Zona Naval).||Eduardo Rivera for his father Ricardo Rivera Aspirante Morel|
|41k||Aspirante Morel (LSM-92) at Punta Arenas, Chile, November 1967, starboard view of conning tower.||Eduardo Rivera for his father Ricardo Rivera Aspirante Morel|
|172k||Aspirante Morel (LSM-92), November 1967. Crew members working in the tank deck. Note the heterogeneous seaman's dress that was common in Chilean naval service vessels in the 1970's.||Eduardo Rivera for his father Ricardo Rivera Aspirante Morel|
|64k||Aspirante Morel (LSM-92) moored to the seawall at Punta Arenas, Chile in 1967. Note the dent in the bow.||Eduardo Rivera for his father Ricardo Rivera Aspirante Morel|
|58k||Aspirante Morel (LSM-92) underway, date and location unknown.
Official Chilean Navy photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1967-1968.
|Mike Green and Robert Hurst|
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