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USS LSM-471


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal



USS LSM-471 was transferred to France and later to the Republic of China, named ROCS Mei-Ping (LSM-353)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 27 January 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
  • Launched, 17 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-471, 23 March 1945, LT. Richard G. Creadick USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-471 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Fifteen;
    LSM Group Forty-Four;
    LSM Division Eighty-Nine;
  • Following World War II USS LSM-471 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 28 September to 4 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 13 May 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria;
  • Transferred, 7 May 1954, to France
  • Returned to US Navy custody, 15 November 1956, to be transferred to Taiwan where she was named ROCS Mei Ping (LSM-353)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Rebuilt by Taiwan in 1969/73 and redesignated LSM-659 in 1978/79
  • ROCS Mei-Ping decommissioned, 1 June 2005, at Kaohsiung Harbour, Taiwan
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    LCM-471 45k USS LSM-471 officers at commissioning ceremony, 23 March 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX. The officer on the extreme left is the Bureau of Ships representative, CDR. McMasters, next to him is the commanding officer LT. Richard G. Creadick, USNR and ENS. Milton Shaw, ENS. E.J. Reilly, ENS. W.J. Culley and LTjg. M.C. Poquette. Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471
    LCM-471 130k USS LSM-471 Commissioning ceremony, 23 March 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX. Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471
    LCM-471 67k USS LSM-471 crew list at commissioning, 23 March 1945. Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471
    LCM-471 44k USS LSM-471 under way in a convoy approaching Guam, July 1945. Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471
    LCM-471 44k USS LSM-471 beached at Leyte Island, Philippines in September 1945. Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471
    LSM-471 49k USS LSM-471, USS LSM-10 and USS LCI(L)-797 beached at Leyte Island, Philippine Islands in September 1945. Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471
    LCM-471 58k USS LSM-471 crew working on the well deck while at Leyte in September 1945. Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471
    LCM-471 130k USS LSM-471 crew members shooting hoops on the well deck while underway, circa 1945. Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471
    LCM-471 48k USS LSM-471 leaving Manila Bay, near Corregidor, enroute to Japan, circa 24 September 1945. Ralph E. Robinson USS LSM-34
    LCM-471 66k USS LSM-471 beached at Yokohama, October 1945. Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471
    LCM-471 53k USS LSM-471 beached at Sendai Japan in 1945. Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471
    LCM-471 47k USS LSM-471 underway in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
    US Navy photo # NH 83279 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1975.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LCM-471 67k USS LSM-471 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Samuel Morison to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LCM-471 75k USS LSM-471 conning tower. Note the ships nickname "Can Do Maru" painted on the conning tower, date and place unknown. Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471
    ROCS Mei-Ping (LSM-353)
    LSM-471 16k ex USS LSM-471 in the Republic of China service as ROCS Mei-Ping (LSM-353), moored, date and place unknown. Chinese Warship Museum
    Submitted by Karl E. Lemmerman
    LSM-471 31k ROCS Mei-Ping (LSM-353) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-471 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Creadick, Richard G., USNR19 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
    Crew Photos Submitted by Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471
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