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USS LSM-484 (1944 - 1960)

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-484 was transferred to Turkey and named TCG Mordogan (N-101)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 17 February 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston TX.
  • Launched, 10 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-484, 14 April 1945, LT. John M. Lamb USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-484 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Fifteen;
    LSM Group Forty-Four;
    LSM Division Eighty-Seven;
  • Following World War II USS LSM-484 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 September to 20 December 1945 
    21 December 1945 to 12 April 194621 December 1945 to 12 April 1946

  • Decommissioned, 19 December 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 September 1952
  • Authorized in FY 1951 for conversion to a Coastal Mine Layer
  • Converted at Ira S. Bushey & Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., conversion begun 6 February 1952, completed 19 September 1952
  • Transferred, 4 October 1952, to Turkey as TCG Mordogan (N-101)
  • Reclassified MMC-11 by the US Navy, 1 October 1960
  • Decommissioned by the Turkish navy, 16 June 1993
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    LSM Specifications:
    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
    MMC Specifications-Modifications:
    Displacement 1,110 t.(fl)
    Draft 8' 3" (max.)
    Speed 12 kts. (design)
    Complement 70
    Armament two twin 40mm gun mounts, two single 20mm gun mounts

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    USS LSM-484
    LSM-484 35k USS LSM-484 in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
    US Navy photo # NH 82180 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1975.Note: Homeward Bound pennant flying from the ship's mast.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    TCG Mordogan (N-101)
    LSM-484 54k Ex-USS LSM-484 in Turkish naval service as TCG Mordogan (N-101) at anchor, date and location unknown. Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
    LSM-484 68k TCG Mordogan (N-101) underway, date and location unknown. CŁneyt Demir
    LSM-484 40k TCG Mordogan (N-101) underway, date and location unknown. CŁneyt Demir
    LSM-484 182k Drawing of TCG Mordogan (N-101) by CŁneyt Demir CŁneyt Demir

    The history for USS LSM-484 is based on an extract from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Lamb, John M., USNR14 April 1945 - ?

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