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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)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 31 October 1944, at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, 22 December 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-454, 15 February 1945, LT. Joseph L. Rosson USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-454 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. W. R. McCaleb;
    LSM Group Forty-One;
    LSM Division Eighty-One
  • Following World War II USS LSM-454 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    11 to 20 September 1945 
    27 June 1946 to 22 February 194727 June 1946 to 22 February 1947

  • 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
    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-454 80k USS LSM-454 under way, enroute to Tokyo, 27 June 1946. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-454 79k
    LSM-454 44k USS LSM-454 under way in San Francisco, Bay, after World War II.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 84899, courtesy D.M. McPherson.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-454 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Rosson, Joseph L., USNR15 February 1945

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