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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS LSM-354 was transferred to Indonesia
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 4 November 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 25 November 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-354, 24 December 1944, LT. Gilbert L. Bean USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-354 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Twelve, (flagship) LCDR. A. F. Dineen USN (22);
LSM Group Thirty-Six, LT. V. L. Homer USN;
LSM Division Seventy-One
Following World War II USS LSM-354 was assigned Occupation service in the Far East from 20 September to 16 November 1945
Decommissioned, 8 August 1946
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred in March 1959 to Indonesia
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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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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||USS LSM-354 under way in San Francisco Bay. She is returning from duty in the Far East, circa 1945-46.
Note: the "Homeward Bound pennant."
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 83267, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1975.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-354 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Bean, Gilbert L., USNR||24 December 1944 - ?|
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