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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 194727 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)
    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-341 82k USS LSM-341 underway in the Great Lakes, date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-341 59k
    LSM-341 128k USS LSM-341 underway with the assistance of two tugs, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-341 108k USS LSM-341 beached at Subic Bay, Philippines, August 1945. Bill Vivian to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-357/341/116 49k 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
    LSM-341 32k USS LSM-341 beached at Nanking, China, circa 1948. Paul Burket USS LSM-341
    LSM-341 42k
    LSM-341 48k

    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).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Evans, Max A., USNR3 February 1945 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Curran, John F., USNRDecember 1945 - June 1946
    03LT. Farmer, William Henry, USNJune 1946 - May 1947
    04LTjg. Valletta, John, USNMay 1947 - ?
    05LT. Komorowski, Raymond Anthony, USNno dates
    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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