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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 30 August 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 22 December 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-340, 30 January 1945, LT. Robert F. Ehrengerg USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-340 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR. C. L. Weigle USN (27);
    LSM Group Thirty-Nine, LCDR. J. W. Rose;
    LSM Division Seventy-Seven
  • Following World War II USS LSM-340 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    4 to 16 July 194616 July to 8 October 1946
    9 October 20 November 1946 

  • Decommissioned, 20 November 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 February 1948, to Orleans Shipwrecking Co., Chicago, IL.
    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-340 124k USS LSM-340 under way with the assistance of two tugs, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-340 65k USS LSM-340 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-340 69k USS LSM-340 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-340 62k USS LSM-340 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-340 66k USS LSM-340 under way in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo NH 79839, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-340 296k LSM-340 under way, date and location unknown. Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret

    The history extract for USS LSM-340 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Ehrengerg, Robert F., USNR30 January 1945 - 16 March 1946
    02LTjg. Rhoderick IV, G. C., LTJG USNR16 March 1946 - June 1946
    03LT. Lawrence, Oscar Otto, LT USNJune 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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