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LSM-454


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 Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-454, 15 February 1945 , LT. Joseph L. Rosson, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-454 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-454 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 3 July 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 29 December 1947, to Ohio Oil Co., Finley, OH., 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 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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    LSM-454 80k LSM-454 underway, enroute to Tokyo, 27 June 1946. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-454 79k LSM-454 underway, enroute to Tokyo, 27 June 1946. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-454 44k LSM-454 underway in San Francisco, Bay, after World War II.
    US Navy photo # NH 84899 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-454 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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