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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)

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 USS LSM-36 was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 4 to 12 January 1945
    Borneo operation
    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

  • Following World War II USS LSM-36 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 8 September to 9 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, 20 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-36 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 12 November 1947, to Alexander Shipyard Inc., New Orleans, LA, 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 Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, 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-36 75k Painting of USS LSM-36 under way. Bill Kinney to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-310 78k USS LSM-36 and USS LSM-310 beached on a landing ramp, date and location unknown. Leon Samuelian to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-36 154k USS LSM-36 Commissioning Roster USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for LSM-36 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

    Commanding Officers
    01LT. McLeod, Malcom S., USNR17 July 1944 - November 1945
    02LTjg. Utke, Elroy, USNRNovember 1945 - March 1946
    03ENS. Kinney, William L., USNRMarch 1946 - 20 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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