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LSM-453


USS LSM-453 was transferred to the Republic of China
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 at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Pedro, CA., (date unknown)
  • Launched, (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-453, 14 February 1945 , LT. Walter H. Jungbluth, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-453 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-453 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 14 June 1946, and transferred the same day to the Republic of China
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, seized in October 1949, by Communist forces, fate unknown
  • LSM-453 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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 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 Capacity 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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    LST-399 107k LST-399 and LSM-453 beached at Okinawa after that island had been secured, circa 1945. Photo by William E. Jayne USS LST-399
    LSM-120 44k Distinguishable in this multiple ship view are LSM-120, LSM-357, LSM-453 and LSM-358, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-453 63k LSM-453, LSM-427, an unidentified LSM and LST beached on a seaplane ramp in Japan while loading/off loading equipment and supplies while performing occupation duty, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-453 68k LSM-453, LSM-427, an unidentified LSM and LST beached on a seaplane ramp in Japan while loading/off loading equipment and supplies while performing occupation duty, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-453 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

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