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LSM-456


USS LSM-456 was transferred to the Republic of China and redesignated LSM-345
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-456, 13 March 1945 , LT. George M. Brown, USN in command
  • During World War II LSM-456 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-456 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 7 February 1947, and transferred the same day to the Republic of China
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, escaped to Taiwan, October 1949, with the fall of the Republic of China and redesignated LSM-345
  • Final Disposition, scrapped by Taiwanese Navy in 1970
    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-456 91k LSM-456 moored pierside at Tientsien China, September 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-456 90k LSM-456 moored pierside at Tientsien, China, date unknown. Note that she has been repainted since arriving in China. (See preceding photo) Russ Padden
    LSM-456 73k LSM-456 beached at Samchock, Korea, date unknown Robert MacNeal to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-456 82k LSM-456 beached at Samchock, Korea, date unknown Robert MacNeal to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-456 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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