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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-461 was transferred to the Republic of China
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 13 January 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 3 February 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-461, 1 March 1945, LT. Fred J. Carideo USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-461 was assigned the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eleven
LSM Group Thirty-Three;
LSM Division Sixty-Five
Following World War II USS LSM-461 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:
Decommissioned, 20 August 1946, and transferred the same day to the Republic of China
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, seized in October 1949, by the Peoples Republic of China forces, fate unknown
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|8 September 1945 to 20 August 1946 1945||8 September 1945 to 20 August 1946
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 Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, 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-461 at anchor, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy Ms. Patricia Spahn in loving memory of her father Robert Clay USS LSM-461
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-461 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Carideo, Fred J., USNR||1 March 1945|
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