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USAT LSM-463 (1947 - 1955)
USS LSM-463 (1945 - 1947)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

USS LSM-463 was transferred to the Philippines and named BRP Isabela (LP-41)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 13 January 1945 at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 3 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-463, 7 March 1945 , LT. Samuel F. Teague, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-463 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS LSM-463 was assigned to duty in China
  • Decommissioned at NOB Guam, Marianas Islands, and transferred to US Army, 24 June 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Reinstated in the Naval Register, 19 July 1955 and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
  • Placed in service as USNS LSM-463 (T-LSM-463) in August 1955
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred, 17 March 1961, to the Philippine Navy, named BRP Isabela (LP-41)
  • Ran aground in September 1963, refloated and returned to service, 1 January 1964
  • Final Disposition, disposed of in 1989 by Philippine Navy
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6"
    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
    one single bow mounted 40mm AA gun mount
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Accommodations 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-463 40k USS LSM-463 moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo # USN 1050162.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-463 62k USS LSM-463 underway in Pearl Harbor off Hickman Field, April 1946. Marvin Hermanson USS LSM-463 and USS LSM-350 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-463 95k USS LSM-463 with a drone aircraft target (TDD-3N) on her tank deck. LSM-463 launched drone aircraft targets from 2 December 1946 to 2 February 1947 while operating off Tsingtao, China. Naval airmen were assigned to the ship to service the drones. Marvin Hermanson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-463 105k USS LSM-463 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Note the drone aircraft target catapult on her tank deck. Marvin Hermanson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-463 85k A TDD-3N drone aircraft target after being launched from USS LSM-463, date and location unknown. Marvin Hermanson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-463 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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