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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

USS LSM-474 was transferred to Taiwan and renumber LSM-355
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 3 February 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co, Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 24 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-474, 25 March 1945, LT. Russell W. Boys USN in command
  • During World War II LSM-474 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Fifteen;
    LSM Group Forty-Four;
    LSM Division Ninety;
  • Following World War II USS LSM-474 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 20 September to 26 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 23 July 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Transferred, 6 February 1959, to Taiwan, Renumbered LSM-355 by Taiwanese Navy
  • Final Disposition, scrapped 1973
    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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LSM-283 70k USS LSM-283 coming alongside USS LSM-474 and another LSM at Sasebo Harbor, Kyushu, Japan in September 1945. Steve Messerian the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-499/440/474 55k jUSS LSM-440, USS LSM-474, and USS LSM-499, left to right, at Sasebo, Kyushu, Japan, 23 September 1945. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 021
    LSM-474 68k USS LSM-474 at Sasebo, Kyushu, Japan, 23 September 1945. Bow door is USS LSM-467 Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-467, Collection, photo number 091
    LSM-474 170k USS LSM-474 unloading 5th Marine Division Tanks at Sasebo, Kyushu, Japan, September 1945. USS LSM-478 is in the background. Bill Heist, USS LSM-474, slide-003
    LSM-474 43k LSM-474 at anchor, port side view; date and location unknown. Bill Heist, USS LSM-474, slide-001
    LSM-474 73k USS LSM-474 at Matsuyama, Shikoku, Japan, 25 October 1945. USS LSM-474 and
    USS LSM-44,
    USS LSM-94,
    USS LSM-111,
    USS LSM-227,
    USS LSM-283,
    USS LSM-286,
    USS LSM-467, transported the 132nd Combat Engineers, 77 Army Division to Matsuyama.
    Bill Heist, USS LSM-474, slide-002
    LSM-111 69k USS LSM-474 and USS LSM-111 moored together at Nagasaki, Japan, date unknown. Tom O'Connor to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-474 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Boys, Russell W., USN25 March 1945 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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