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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) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

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:
    LSM Flotilla Eleven
    LSM Group Thirty-Three;
    LSM Division Sixty-Five
  • Following World War II USS LSM-463 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    22 September 1945 to 23 May 194722 September 1945 to 23 May 1947
    11 to 23 September 1945 
    7 October to 14 December 1945  

  • 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" (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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    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 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).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Teague, Samuel F., USNR7 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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