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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)
USS LSM-470 was transferred to the Republic of China, seized by the People's Republic of China
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 10 February 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
Launched, 3 March 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-475, 28 March 1945, LT. Thomas F. Connery Jr. USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-475 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Fifteen;
LSM Group Forty-Four;
LSM Division Ninety;
Following World War II USS LSM-475 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 to 13 October 1945||10 May to 24 July 1946
|22 October 1945 to 9 May 1945||
Decommissioned, 24 July 1946, and transferred the same day to the Republic of China
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Seized in October 1949 by People's Republic of China forces
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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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||USS LSM-475 beached, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy Don Denesia, USS LSM 475
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-475 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Connery Jr., Thomas F., USNR||28 March 1945 - ?|
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