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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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 28 November 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 20 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-351, 14 April 1945, LT. Edwin H. Miller USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-351 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eleven
    LSM Group Thirty-Two;
    LSM Division Sixty-Two
  • Following World War II USS LSM-351 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    27 September to 27 October 19452 September 1946 to 14 March 1947
    25 May to 13 August 194625 May to 13 August 1946
  • Decommissioned, 7 July 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 29 December 1947, to Ohio Oil Co., Findlay, OH.
  • Final Disposition, 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-351 56k USS LSM-351 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-351 58k USS LSM-351 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-351 47k USS LSM-351 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-351 39k USS LSM-351 at anchor in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 84893, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1976.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-153 70k Left to right; Unidentified LSM, USS LSM-153 and USS LSM-351 at anchor in a nest of three LSMs, date and location unknown. ENS. Raymond F. Adams, USNR Engineering Officer USS LSM-153
    Photo #1
    222k Casual crew photos of USS LSM-351 crewmen, circa 1945-47. James Blackburn MoMM1c is identified in each photo as follows:
    Photo #1 James at left
    Photo #2 James 2nd of left
    Photo #3 James on right
    Dennis Blackburn for his father James L. Blackburn M0MM1c USS LSM-351
    Photo #2
    Photo #3

    The history extract for USS LSM-351 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Miller, Edwin H., USNR14 April 1945 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS LSM-351 Commissioning Ceremony program
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