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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
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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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 21 May 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 14 June 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-36, 17 July 1944, LT Malcom S. McLeod, USNR, in command
During WWII LSM-36 was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Lingayen Gulf landing, 4 to 12 January 1945
Balikpapan operations, 27 June to 6 July 1945
|Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1945, and 3 May 1945
Visayan Island landings, Lubang, 1 March 1945
Decommissioned, 20 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold, 12 November 1947, to Alexander Shipyard Inc., New Orleans, LA, fate unknown LSM-36 earned three battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" ovl
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 single 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 Accommodations 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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||Painting of LSM-36 underway.
||Bill Kinney to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-36 and LSM-310 beached on a landing ramp, date and place unknown.
||Leon Samuelian to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-36 Commissioning Roster
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-36 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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Last Updated 13 July 2007
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