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USS LSM-546


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (3) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)



USS LSM-546 was transferred to South Korea
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS LSM-546, 18 January 1946, LT. Durward E. Baggett, USNR, in command
  • Decommissioned, 27 May 1946, at Green Cove Springs FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Recommissioned, 22 September 1950
  • During Korean War USS LSM-546 participated in the following campaigns:
    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    U.N. Summer-Fall Offensive
    21 to 27 November 1951
    Korean Defense, Summer-Fall 1952
    7 May to 17 July 1952
    Second Korean Winter
    28 November to 4 December 1951
    19 February to 15 March 1952
    .

  • Decommissioned, 15 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred on loan, 16 February 1955, under terms of the Security Assistance Program to South Korea
  • Sold outright to South Korea, 15 November 1974
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 1974
  • Struck from the South Korean Navy list in 1982
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, date unknown
  • USS LSM-546 received three battle stars for Korean War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" o.a.
    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 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
    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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    Floyd County 51k USS LSM-546 against the starboard side of USS LST-762 at Marine Beach, San Diego - Coronado Strand, 17 June 1951, after colliding with the beached LST. The collision opened a gash in the LSTs starboard side approximately five foot long at frame 22, at the juncture of the main deck. LCDR. William B. Marty USN CO USS LST-762
    LSM-546 63k USS LSM-546 off Coronado CA, circa 1952
    photo by Don Garner
    Don Garner
    LSM-546 54k USS LSM-546 unloading a Sherman Tank at Shiogama, Japan, date unknown. Richard Jacobson,
    Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-546 55k USS LSM-546 underway, date and location unknown. Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-546 82k USS LSM-546 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo # USN 1106410
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-546 112k USS LSM-546 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo # USN 11045574
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-546 169k KD2R drone target planes in the well-deck of USS LSM-546, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-546 109k USS LSM-546 crewmen preparing KD2R drone target planes for flight, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo # USN 11045574
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-546 235k USS LSM-546 crewmen preparing KD2R drone target planes for flight, date and location unknown. Each drone carried enough fuel for approximately 45 minutes of flight time. When their fuel was exhausted a parachute deployed to carry them back to the sea for recovery.
    US Navy photo
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-546 223k A KD2R drone target plane one a catapult aboard USS LSM-546, date and location unknown. Drones were launched from the catapult at 60mph.
    US Navy photo
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-546 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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