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LSM-347


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-347, 17 March 1945, LT. Warren D. Hall, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-347 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 13 March 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 10 November 1947, to Sohio Pipe Line Co., Cleveland, OH., 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 twin bow mounted 40mm guns, 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-347 147k LSM-347 launching day ceremony at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-347 77k LSM-347 underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-347 67k LSM-347 underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-347 62k LSM-347 underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-347 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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