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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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal - 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 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
     

  • Decommissioned, 29 May 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 January 1948, to Fairbanks Morse & Co., Chicago, IL.
  • USS LSM-311 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" oa
    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 AA gun mount
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Capacity 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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    LSM-311 57k LSM-311 underway, port bow view, off the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL. Shipyard, circa May-June 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-311 58k LSM-311 underway, starboard bow view, off the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL. Shipyard, circa May-June 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-311 61k LSM-311 underway, starboard broadside view, off the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL. Shipyard, circa May-June 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-311 30k LSM-311 beached, date and location unknown. Paul Burket LSM-341
    LSM-311 35k LSM-311 Leyte, date unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
    LSM-311 65k 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 LSM-311 and USS LSM-22 approaching the beach, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-22 10k LSM-311 and USS LSM-22 and one unidentified LSM beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-311 84k LSM-311 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-311 159k LSM-311 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-311 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

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