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USS LSM-311


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Juliet - India
NVJI
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) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 28 February 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 9 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-311, 31 May 1944, ENS. Phillip M. Brooks USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-311 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Two,
    LSM Group Five and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 11 October 29 November 1944
    Ormoc Bay landings, 7 to 8 December 1944
    Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, 10 March 1945, 17 to 23 April 1945, and 3 May 1945
    Luzon operation
    Mindoro landings, 12 to 18 December 1944
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 16 to 18 January 1945
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 6 July 1945
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Mariveles-Corregidor, 14 to 28 February 1945
     

  • Following World War II USS LSM-311 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 7 October to 16 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 29 May 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-311 earned five battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 January 1948, to Fairbanks Morse & Co., Chicago, IL.
    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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    LSM-311 57k USS LSM-311 under way, port bow view, off the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL. Shipyard, circa May-June 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-311 58k USS LSM-311 under way, starboard bow view, off the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL. Shipyard, circa May-June 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-311 61k USS LSM-311 under way, starboard broadside view, off the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL. Shipyard, circa May-June 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-311 30k USS LSM-311 beached, date and location unknown. Paul Burket LSM-341
    LSM-311 35k USS LSM-311 Leyte, date unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
    LCM-258/34 3864k USS LSM-258, USS LSM-34 and probably in the far distance USS LSM-311 unloading troops and equipment during the invasion of the Philippine Islands. Twelve LSMís composed Task Unit 78.2.5, the Task Unit departed Hollandia for Leyte, Friday 13 October 1944. Arrived without incident 20 October. USS LSM 311, USS LSM-34 and USS LSM-258 assigned white beach, two, beached at 1027. The Higgins boat in the foreground belongs to USS Arneb (AKA-56). Brian Miller also
    Contributed in the name of Purl Allan Ferrier, S1c, SV-6 USNR, LSM-87 by Vicki Purl Ferrier-Taylor
    LSM-311 65k USS LSM-311 and USS LSM-34 landing at Leyte, P.I., 20 October 1944. Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM-LSMR Association
    LSM-311 125k
    LSM-311 73k USS LSM-311 and USS LSM-22 approaching the beach, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-22 10k USS LSM-311 and USS LSM-22 and one unidentified LSM beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-311 84k USS LSM-311 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-311 159k USS LSM-311 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-311 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Brooks, Phillip M., USNR31 May 1944 - ?

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