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USS LSM-482 was transferred to the Republic of China and seized by the People's Republic of China forces
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 Ribbon (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-482, 10 April 1945 , LT. Walter E. Keady, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-482 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-482 performed occupation duty in the Far East including service in China
  • Decommissioned, 8 May 1946 and transferred to Republic of China the same day
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, seized, October 1949, by Communist forces, last reported still active in Peoples Republic of China Navy, circa 1996
    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 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-482/276/167 63k LSM-482 LSM-276 and LSM-167 being moved together while coming alongside either a repair ship, or a pier, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-482/276/167 73k LSM-482 LSM-276 and LSM-167 alongside either a repair ship, or a pier, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-482 59k LSM-482 in port, Kusan, South Korea, date unknown USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-482 108k LSM-482 beached along the Yangtze River, China, circa February - March 1946 Donald Lee

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-482 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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