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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)
USS LSM-456 was transferred to the Republic of China and redesignated LSM-345
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 15 November 1944, at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Pedro, CA.
Launched, 28 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-456, 13 March 1945, LT. George M. Brown USN in command
During World War II USS LSM-456 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. W. R. McCaleb;
LSM Group Forty-One;
LSM Division Eighty-Two
Following World War II USS LSM-456 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:
Decommissioned, 8 February 1947, and transferred the same day to the Republic of China
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Escaped to Taiwan in October 1949 with the fall of the Republic of China and redesignated LSM-345
Final Disposition, scrapped by Taiwanese Navy in 1970
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|11 September 1945 to 8 February 1947||11 September 1945 to 8 February 1947
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-456 moored pierside inboard of USS LSM-279 at Tientsin China,
||USS LSM-456 moored pierside at Tientsin China, September 1945.
||Steve Franklin and
USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-456 moored pierside at Tientsin, China, date unknown. Note that she has been repainted since arriving in China.
(See preceding photos)
||USS LSM-456 beached at Samchock, Korea, date unknown
||Robert MacNeal to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-456 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Brown, George M., USN||13 March 1945|
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