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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 - 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-308 was transferred to the Republic of China (Taiwan)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 19 November 1944, at U.S. Navy Yard, Charleston, SC
Launched, 9 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-308, 22 January 1945, LTjg. Preston E. Berry USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-308 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eleven;
LSM Group Thirty-Two;
LSM Division Sixty-Four
Following World War II USS LSM-308 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|12 September 1945 to 11 May 1946||12 September 1945to 11 May 1946
Decommissioned, 11 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 11 May 1946
Transferred to the Republic of China, 11 May 1946
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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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-308 and LSM-396 at the fitting out piers at US Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. Other ships in this photo include LSM-309, LSM 389, LSM-390, LSM-391, LSM-392, LSM-393, LSM-394, LSM-395, LSM-397, LSM-398,
Ray K. Edwards (APD-96),
Arthur L. Bristol (APD-97),
Truxton (APD-98), and
US Navy Yard Charleston photo # 132-46, dated 10 January 1945.
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||USS LSM-308 and USS LSM-94 beached at Guam, Marianas Islands, date unknown.
||R.V. Clementson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-308 and USS LSM-491 entering the
Advanced Base Section Dock USS ASBD-6 at Apra Harbor, Guam, Marianas Islands, date unknown.
US Navy photo
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The history extract for USS LSM-308 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Berry, Preston E., USNR||22 January 1945 - ?|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
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