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USS LSM-316


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Juliet - Sierra
NVJS
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 (2)
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Philippine Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea Service Medal (retroactive)



USS LSM-316 was transferred to France and then to South Korea, where she was named ROKS Sin Mi (LSM-661)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, date unknown at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS LSM-316, 21 July 1944, LT. Leslie R. French, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-316 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Ormoc Bay landing, 11 and 12 December 1944
    Consolidation and capture of southern Philippines;
    Palawan Islands landings, 28 February to 10 March 1945
    Visayan Island landings, 29 March to 2 April 1945
  • Decommissioned, 6 July 1946
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned, 27 July 1950
  • USS LSM-316 participated in the following Korean War campaigns:
    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    UN Summer-Fall Offensive
    27 November 1951
    Second Korean Winter
    28 November to 3 December 1951
  • Decommissioned, 22 January 1954
  • Transferred, on loan, to France, 26 January 1954
  • Transferred to South Korea, 18 November 1956
  • Name, circa 1980-81, ROKS Sin Mi (LSM-661)
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS LSM-316 earned two battle stars for World War II service and two battle stars for Korean War 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 single 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
    Troop Accommodations 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-316 54k USS LSM-316 beaching during the invasion of the Palawan Islands, circa 28 February to 10 March 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-316 54k USS LSM-316 beaching with three unidentified LSMs, probably in the Philippines, early 1945. Doug Harris for his father LTjg James Harris CO USS LSM-316
    LSM-316 59k USS LSM-316 underway off Mare Island Navy Yard. LSM-316 was under repair at the shipyard from 10 July to 15 Sept 1952 and was dry docked in USS ARD 32 from 28 July to 8 Aug 1952.
    US Naval Shipyard Mare Island photo # NY9-14309-9-52, dated 9 September 1952.
    Darryl Baker
    LSM-316 76k USS LSM-316 underway off Mare Island Navy Yard. LSM-316 was under repair at the shipyard from 10 July to 15 Sept 1952.
    US Naval Shipyard Mare Island photo # Photo NY9-14310-9-52, dated 9 September 1952.
    Darryl Baker
    LSM-316 66k USS LSM-316 underway in San Diego Bay, 27 October 1952.
    Photo by Oather Morper.
    Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-316 87k USS LSM-316 underway in San Diego Bay, date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    USS LSM-316 Miscellaneous Crew Photos
    Contributed by Doug Harris for his father LTjg James Harris XO and CO USS LSM-316

    LSM-316
    Eng. Officer (left) CO (right) early 1945
    LSM-316
    Left to right; LTjg. Harris, Eng. Off., CO early 1945
    LSM-316
    Eng. Off. early 1945
    LSM-316
    LTjg. Harris left, Eng. Off. right
    LSM-316
    Eng. Officer early 1945
    LSM-316
    Left to right; LTjg. Harris with crew members, early 1945
    LSM-316
    LTjg Harris, Eng. Off. CO, early 1945

    The history extract for USS LSM-316 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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