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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-483 was transferred to the Dominican Republic named Sirio (BA-104)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 17 February 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 10 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-483, 13 April 1945, LT. Claude O. Caskey Jr. USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-483 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Fifteen;
    LSM Group Forty-Four;
    LSM Division Eighty-Seven;
  • Following World War II USS LSM-483 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    20 September to 4 October 1945
    22 October to 14 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, 25 March 1947, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Transferred, 10 March 1958, to the Dominican Republic, named Sirio (BA-104)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Rebuilt and reconfigured in 1970 by the government of the Dominican Republic to serve as a cargo ship and redesignated Sirio (BDM-301)
  • Final Disposition, placed out of service in 1989, 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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    two General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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-483
    LSM-483 51k USS LSM-483 beached, date and location unknown. William W. Shakely for his father LTjg. Robert P. Shakely USS LSM-483
    LSM-483 77k USS LSM-483 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Sirio (BA-104)
    LSM-483 38k Ex-USS LSM-483 beached, with bow doors open, circa 1964, while in Dominican Republic service as Sirio (BA-104), location unknown.
    Dominican Republic Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    LSM-483 51k Sirio (BA-104) underway, location unknown.
    Dominican Republic Navy photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1961-62 edition.
    Robert Hurst

    The history extract for USS LSM-483 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Caskey Jr., Claude O., USNR13 April 1945 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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