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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 1947||27 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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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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||USS LSM-454 under way, enroute to Tokyo, 27 June 1946.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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).
|01||LT. Rosson, Joseph L., USNR||15 February 1945|
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