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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-462 was transferred to South Korea and redesignated ROKS Gadeok (LSM-653)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 13 January 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 3 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-462, 4 March 1945, LTjg. Harold H. Bredell USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-462 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eleven
    LSM Group Thirty-Three;
    LSM Division Sixty-Five
  • Following World War II USS LSM-462 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    23 September to 15 December 194528 September to 15 November 1945
     16 December 1945 to 5 February 1946

  • Decommissioned, 16 February 1955
  • Transferred, on loaned, under terms of the Security Assistance Program, to South Korea, the same day
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 1974
  • Renamed ROKS Gadeok (LSM-653 by South Korean Navy, 1980/81
  • Final Disposition, stripped of parts and disposed of by the South Korean Navy, date 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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    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-462
    LSM-462 259k USS LSM-462 commissioning crew at Little Creek Amphibious Base, Norfolk, VA., January 1944 LSM-462 web site
    LSM-462 45k USS LSM-462, USS LSM-170, USS LSM-161 and USS LSM-343 in a six ship assault wave formation while undergoing amphibious training, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-462 57k USS LSM-462 at Shanghai China, circa January 1945 LSM 462 web site
    LSM-466 54k USS LSM-462 and USS LSM-466 off-loading equipment at Kure Air Station, Japan, 16 October 1945.
    Photo by Norman W. Ekberg EM3 LSM-466
    Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-462 52k USS LSM-462 departing San Diego, CA., with Point Loma in the background, date unknown. Oklahoma Sandscrapers
    LSM-462 60k USS LSM-462 beached on the Silver Strand at Coronado, CA. in 1947. Kevin Burgess
    LSM-462 39k USS LSM-462 moored to a buoy in a nest of LSMs, date and location unknown. Samuel Morison to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-462 51k USS LSM-462 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-462 98k USS LSM-462 underway, overhead view, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-462 77k USS LSM-462 underway in San Diego harbor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo # NH 14 from the collections of the US Navy History and Heritage Command.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-462 95k USS LSM-462 departing San Diego, CA., with Point Loma in the far background, date unknown.
    ROKS Gadeok (LSM-653)
    LSM-462 213k ROKS Gadeok (LSM-653) approaches the beach during exercise Team Spirit 82.
    Department of Defense Media, Photo # DN-ST-82-06901
    Mike Green

    The history extract for USS LSM-462 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Bredell, Harold H., USNR4 March 1945

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Action Report - Landing of Occupation Forces, Nagasaki Japan, September 1945

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