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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-489 was transferred to the Republic of China, seized by the People's Republic of China
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-489, 27 April 1945, LTjg. Sydney A. Smity Jr. USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-489 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Sixteen;
LSM Group Forty-Seven;
LSM Division Ninety-Five;
Following World War II USS LSM-489 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|14 to 27 September 1945||28 September 1945 to 2 May 1946
| ||21 November 1946 to 4 January 1947
Decommissioned, 2 May 1947, and transferred to the Republic of China the same day
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, seized, October 1949, by People's Republic of China forces, 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 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-489 USS LSM-179 and
LCT-1226 moored pierside in China, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-489 in dry dock, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-489 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Smity Jr., Sydney A., USNR||27 April 1945 - ?|
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Last Updated 6 October 2017
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