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LSM-346


Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Mike - Alpha

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown), at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-346, 10 March 1945, LTjg. James L. Thomas, USNR, in command
  • During World War II LSM-346 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 7 July 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Donated, 17 February 1948, to Port of Newport Authority, Newport, OR., converted to a barge, renamed 404
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    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 Capacity 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two General Motors (non-reversible with airflex 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-346 95k LSM-346 crew photo for the Commissioning Ceremony at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 24 March 1945. CAPT. John C. Kornegay USNR (ret) for his father-in-law LT(jg) (then ENS) A. C. Bachelder Engineering Officer USS LSM-346.
    LSM-346 89k LSM-346 Commissioning Ceremony at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 24 March 1945. CAPT. John C. Kornegay USNR (ret) for his father-in-law LT(jg) (then ENS) A. C. Bachelder Engineering Officer USS LSM-346.
    LSM-346 83k LSM-346 Commissioning Ceremony at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 24 March 1945. CAPT. John C. Kornegay USNR (ret) for his father-in-law LT(jg) (then ENS) A. C. Bachelder Engineering Officer USS LSM-346.
    LSM-346 90k LSM-346 Commissioning Ceremony, officers and wives, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 24 March 1945. CAPT. John C. Kornegay USNR (ret) for his father-in-law LT(jg) (then ENS) A. C. Bachelder Engineering Officer USS LSM-436.
    LSM-346 62k LSM-346 underway, date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-346 57k LSM-346 underway, date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-346 67k LSM-346 underway, date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-346 65k LSM-346 moored pierside in West Loch, Pearl Harbor, March 1946. R.N. Pierce to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-346 50k LSM-346 underway after passing under the Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, CA., date unknown. Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    USS LSM-346 Commissioning Ceremony program
    Contributed by CAPT. John C. Kornegay USNR (ret)

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    The DANFS history extract for LSM-346 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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