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USS LSM-477


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-477 was transferred to Australia, and named Brudenell White (AV-1354)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 10 February 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 3 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-477, 3 April 1945, LT. Charles R. Miller Jr., USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-477 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS LSM-477 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 15 May 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred, sold, to Australia, 16 July 1959, named Brudenell White (AV-1354) and assigned to the Australian Army Royal Engineers, 32 Small Ship Squadron
  • Brudenell White (AV-1354) served in Vietnam from 1965 to 1971.
    She was one of the four Australian Army LSMs in Vietnam. They were on station in support of Australian ground troops around Bien Hoa, Nui Dat and Vung Tau etc. When not required they were designated to US Army for duty anywhere from the Mekong Delta to Danang.
  • Final Disposition, deactivated by Australian Army and sold in 1972
  • Sold to Pacific Logistics of Panama, reported sunk in 1975 on her maiden voyage to Phnom Penh, Cambodia by rocket fire on the Mekong River.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" ovl.
    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 Accommodations 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two General Motors (non-reversible with airflex 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-240 50k USS LSM-240 and USS LSM-477 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-477 59k USS LSM-477 beached, date and location unknown. Richard Remley in honor of his father Harris T. Remley S1/c USS LSM-471
    Brudenell White (AV-1354)
    LSM-477 79k Ex-USS LSM-477 in Australian service as Brudenell White (AV-1354) Peter Bayliss
    LSM-477 96k Brudenell White (AV-1354) arriving at Sydney, 31 December 1959. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-477 57k Brudenell White (AV-1354) off-loading a vehicle to a pontoon near Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia during the 1960s. The 50' tug The Luke is alongside. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-477 92k Brudenell White (AV-1354) embarking a DUKW from the water, circa 1960. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-477 27k Brudenell White (AV-1354) Papua, New Guinea, Sept. 1964. Peter Bayliss
    LSM-477 56k Brudenell White (AV-1354) crew members Sergeant Kevin Hedges and Bombardier James Barnes at their battle stations in October 1970.
    Photo from the collections of the Australian War Museum.
    Jim Tusing
    Commercial Service
    LSM-477 43k Ex-Brudenell White (AV-1354) in commercial service, 1975 Peter Bayliss

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-477 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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Small Ships, Heavy Boats and the Perils of the Long Tau Ship Channel

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