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USS LSM-461


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 LSM-461 was assigned the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-461 performed Occupation duty in the Far East and China service from: 8 September 1945 to 20 August 1946
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" o.a.
    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 Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic 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-461 41k 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 DANFS history extract for LSM-461 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

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