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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

USS LSM 337 was transferred to the Republic of China (Taiwan)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 10 August 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 30 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-337, 30 December 1944, ENS. Robert F. Davis, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-337 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Twelve, LCDR. A. F. Dineen USN (22);
    LSM Group Thirty-Six, LT. V. L. Homer USN;
    LSM Division Seventy-One
  • Following World War II USS LSM-337 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    8 to 13 September 1945
    20 September 1945 to 21 March 1946

  • Decommissioned, 6 July 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, Philippine Islands
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold, 13 February 1948, to the Republic of China, 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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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)
    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-337 65k USS LSM-337 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-337 59k USS LSM-337 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-337 72k USS LSM-337 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-337 49k USS LSM-337 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-337 83k USS LSM-337 beached at Apra Harbor, Guam, Marianas Islands, April 1946. Charles Phillips to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-337 90k USS LSM-337 beached, date and location unknown. Michael Hallmark for his father Clyde Oscar Hallmark S1/c (Radar Operator) USS LSM-337

    The history extract for LSM-337 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Davis, Robert F. USNR30 December 1944 - December 1945
    02LT. Petroff, Christopher Clement, USNRDecember 1945 - March 1946
    03LTjg. Wilson Jr., John W., USNRMarch 1946 - 6 July 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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