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LSM-471


USS LSM-471 was transferred to France and later to the Republic of China, named ROCS Mei-Ping (LSM-353)
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


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • 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
  • 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 retransferred 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"
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2kts, (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    Complement 5 officers, 54 enlisted
    Armament one single 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
    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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    LCM-471 45k 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 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 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 LSM-471 underway 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 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 LSM-471, LSM-10 and 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 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 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 LSM-471 leaving Manila Bay, near Corregidor, enroute to Japan, circa 24 September 1945. Ralph E. Robinson USS LSM-34
    LCM-471 66k 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 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 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 LSM-471 moored pierside, date and place unknown. Samuel Morison to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LCM-471 75k 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 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 ex LSM-471 underway, in Republic of China service as ROCS Mei-Ping (LSM-353) underway, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    View Crew Photos Submitted by Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471
    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).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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