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LSM-474


USS LSM-474 was transferred to Taiwan and renumber LSM-355
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 (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co, Houston, TX.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • 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
  • Following World War II LSM-474 performed occupation duty in the Far East including China Service
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    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 single bow mounted 40mm gun, four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Capacity 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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    LSM-283 70k LSM-283 coming alongside 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 jLSM-440, LSM-474, and 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 LSM-474 at Sasebo, Kyushu, Japan, 23 September 1945. Bow door is LSM-467 Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-467, Collection, photo number 091
    LSM-474 170k LSM-474 unloading 5th Marine Division Tanks at Sasebo, Kyushu, Japan, September 1945. LSM-478 is in the background. Bill Heist, USS LSM-474, slide-003
    LSM-474 43k LSM-474 at anchor, portside view; date and place unknown. Bill Heist, USS LSM-474, slide-001
    LSM-474 73k LSM-474 at Matsuyama, Shikoku, Japan, 25 October 1945. LSM-44, LSM-94, LSM-111, LSM-227, LSM-283, LSM-286, LSM-467, and LSM-474 transported the 132nd Combat Engineers, 77 Army Division to Matsuyama. Bill Heist, USS LSM-474, slide-002
    LSM-111 69k LSM-474 and LSM-111 moored together at Nagasaki, Japan, date unknown. Tom O'Connor to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-474 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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