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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 14 September 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Co., Chicago, IL.
Launched, 29 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-341, 3 February 1945, LT. Max A. Evans, USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-341 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR C. L. Weigle USN (27);
LSM Group Thirty-Nine, LCDR. J. M. Rose;
LSM Division Seventy-Seven;
Following World War II USS LSM-341 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|20 September to 9 November 1945||
|27 July 1946 to 18 May 1947||27 July 1946 to 18 May 1947
| ||25 August1947 to 22 January 1949
| ||22 April to 10 May 1949
| ||22 May to 2 June 1949
Decommissioned, 28 October 1949, at Astoria, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold in October 1958 to Hugo Neu Corp. New York, NY, for conversion to a barge, renamed Kate in 1980, 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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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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||USS LSM-341 underway in the Great Lakes, date unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-341 underway with the assistance of two tugs, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-341 beached at Subic Bay, Philippines, August 1945.
||Bill Vivian to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-357, USS LSM-341 and USS LSM-116 beached in Japan while performing occupation service.
||Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, USS LSM-116
Now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, USS LSM-116 and USS LSM-467
||USS LSM-341 beached at Nanking, China, circa 1948.
||Paul Burket USS LSM-341
The history extract for USS LSM-341 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Evans, Max A., USNR||3 February 1945 - December 1945|
|02||LTjg. Curran, John F., USNR||December 1945 - June 1946|
|03||LT. Farmer, William Henry, USN||June 1946 - May 1947|
|04||LTjg. Valletta, John, USN||May 1947 - ?|
|05||LT. Komorowski, Raymond Anthony, USN||no dates|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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