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USS LSM-349


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Mike - Golf
NVMG
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)



USS LSM-349 was transferred to the Republic of China
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 10 November 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 2 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-349, 31 March 1945, LT. Carl L. Daligga, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-349 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eleven
    LSM Group Thirty-Three;
    LSM Division Sixty-Six
  • Following World War II USS LST-349 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    24 to 27 September 1945 
    28 September 1945 to 26 August 194628 September 1945 to 26 August 1946
  • Decommissioned, 28 August 1946, at Shanghai, China, and transferred to the Republic of China the same day
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    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 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)
    Propulsion
    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-349 168k Mrs. Anges Kummerer breaks the traditional bottle of Champagne across the bow of LSM-349 during the ships' christening ceremony and launching on 2 March 1945 at the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL. Mrs. Kummerers' daughters, Marilyn and Margaret (Halliday) are standing behind her. Mrs.Kummerer was the grandmother of photo contributor Julie Halliday. Julie Halliday
    LSM-349 63k USS LSM-349 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-349 59k USS LSM-349 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-349 66k USS LSM-349 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-349 61k USS LSM-349 under way, date and location unknown. Jim Kreger to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-349 61k USS LSM-349 on the Yangtze River, China, while Japanese POWs unload potatoes, 1945.
    US Navy photo # NH 91838 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy James P. Hanrahan, 1981.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-349 73k USS LSM-349 on the Yangtze River, China, while Japanese POWs unload potatoes,1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-349 127k USS LSM-349 moored pierside on the Yangtze River, China, 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-349 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS LSM-349 Commissioning Program
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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