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LSM-350


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-350, 7 April 1945, LT. Leland R. Srigley, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-350 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 27 July 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 February 1948, to New Orleans Shipwrecking Corp., Chicago, IL.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" o.a.
    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-350 56k LSM-350 underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-350 58k LSM-350 underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-350 141k LSM-350 underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-350 74k LSM-350 underway off Guam during a typhoon, 1945. Robert Gruner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-350 142k LSM-350 underway off Midway Island, August 1946. Photo taken from LSM-463 by Marvin Hermanson. Marvin Hermanson USS LSM-463 and Robert Gruner to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-350 54k LSM-350 underway in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
    from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-350 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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