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USS LSM-464


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)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 13 January 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched 3 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-464, 9 March 1945 , LT. Samuel S. Eure, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-464 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS LSM-464 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    20 September 1945 to 29 November 1945 
    21 October 1946 to 20 April 194721 October 1946 to 20 April 1947

  • Decommissioned, 10 October 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1947
  • Final Disposition, sold, 23 December 1947, to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA., converted to a barge, named Chikoot, scrapped after 1980
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    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 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)
    Propulsion
    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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    YO-77 67k USS LSM-464 moored forward of YO-77 at Shanghai, China in 1946. Herbert Jordan QM/SM3c YO-77
    LSM-464 48k USS LSM-464 underway in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
    US Navy photo # NH 83277 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1975.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-464 46k USS LSM-464 moored to a buoy with other LSMs, at San Diego, CA., date unknown.
    A Ted Stone photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-484 65k USS LSM-464 moored, date and location unknown Russ Monaghan

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-464 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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