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USS LSM-310


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Juliet - Golf
NVJG
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 (5)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 15 February 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 29 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-310, 23 May 1944, LT. Edgar P. White, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-310 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 19 to 29 November 1944
    Ormoc Bay landing, 7 to 8 December 1944
    Consolidation of the Southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, 10 March, 17 to 23 April, 3 May 1945
    Luzon operation
    Mindoro landings, 12 to 18 December 1944
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 16 to 18 January 1945
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 6 July 1945
    Manila Bay-Bicol operation
    Mariveles-Corregidor, 14 to 28 February 1945
     

  • Following World War II USS LSM-310 was assigned to Occupation service from 7 September to 9 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, 24 May 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 9 February 1948, to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA. for conversion to a towboat, named Leland James, Official Number (262975)
  • Resold to Tidewater Barge Lines, Vancouver, WA. and renamed The Legend Current Disposition, The Legend is owned and operated as a towboat on the Columbia and Snake Rivers by Tidewater Barge Line's, Vancouver, WA.
  • USS LSM-310 earned five battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    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 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)
    Propulsion
    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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    USS LSM-310
    LSM-310 43k USS LSM-310 launching at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL., 29 April 1944 George Harper
    LSM-310 61k USS LSM-310 after launching at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL., 29 April 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-310 53k
    LSM-310
    NH 350410
    63k USS LSM-310 beached while loading tanks at Iloilo, Panay Island, Philippines, 8 September 1945.
    US Navy photo #'s NH 350410 and NH 350412 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-310
    NH 350412
    90k
    LSM-310 59k Members of the Australian 2/1 Guard Regiment boarding USS LSM-310 at Morotai, Borneo, 21 June 1945 in preparation for the OBOE 2 operation.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 109870
    Mike Green
    LSM-310 78k USS LSM-310 and USS LSM-36 beached on a landing ramp, date and location unknown. Leon Samuelian to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-267 46k USS LSM-310 and USS LSM-267 along with two additional LSMs moored at Shish-To Island, Korea, November 1945. Robert Benner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Commercial Service
    LSM-310 54k Ex-USS LSM-310 in service on the Columbia and Snake Rivers as the towboat Leland James for the Tidewater Barge Line, Vancouver, WA. This photo was taken in the early 1950s after Leland James was first converted from LSM-310 Photo by Ron Gray / Captain
    LSM-310 86k Ex-USS LSM-310 in service in 1974 on the Columbia and Snake Rivers as the towboat Leland James for the Tidewater Barge Line, Vancouver, WA. Photo by Ron Gray / Captain
    LSM-310 79k Ex-USS LSM-310 in service, circa 2000-2001, on the Columbia and Snake Rivers as the towboat The Legend for the Tidewater Barge Line, Vancouver, WA. Photo by Ron Gray / Captain
    LSM-310 16k Ex-USS LSM-310 in service on the Columbia and Snake Rivers as the towboat The Legend for the Tidewater Barge Line, Vancouver, WA. The Legend is moving an unidentified ex LSM, now renamed Barge 76. Photo by Ron Gray / Captain
    LSM-310 169k Ex-LSM-310 in service as the Tidewater Barge Line, Vancouver, WA. towboat The Legend during winter on the Columbia River, date unknown. Photo by Ron Gray / Captain
    LSM-64 39k Ex-USS LSM-64, towboat Tidewater at right and ex-USS LSM-310 towboat The Legend at left, Columbia River, date unknown/ Ron Gray/Captain

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-310 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
    LSM-LSMR Association
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