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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

USS LSM-293 was sold to the Republic of China (Taiwan)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 9 December 1944, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.
  • Launched, 2 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-293, 16 February 1945, LT. George Washington Luke USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-293 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. W. R. McCaleb;
    LSM Group Forty, LCDR. O. J. Heggem USNR;
    LSM Division Seventy-Nine
  • Following World War II USS LSM-293 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    21 October 1945 to 27 January 194628 January to 12 March 1946
    13 to 29 March 1946 

  • Decommissioned, 5 July 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 13 February 1948, to the Republic of China
  • Final Disposition, 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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    LSM-293 103k LSM-293, launching at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J., 2 February 1945. Deborah V.C. Ronsani
    LSM-293 70k USS LSM-293, USS LSM-141, USS LSM-49 and USS LSM-4 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-293 49k USS LSM-293 beached at Luzon, P.I., 25 June 1946.
    Photo by Garsol Studio, Subic City.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-293 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Luke, George Washington, USNR16 February 1945 - ?

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