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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 February1945, 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 LSM-475 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS LSM-475 was assigned to Occupation duty for the following periods; 20 September to 13 October 1945 and 22 October 1945 to 9 May 1946, and China service from 10 May to 24 July 1946
  • 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" 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 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-475 81k USS LSM-475 beached, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Don Denesia, USS LSM 475
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-475 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

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