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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, 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)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 11 November 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 2 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-357, 29 December 1944, LT. John C. Sellers USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-357 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Twelve, LCDR. A. F. Dineen USN (22);
LSM Group Thirty-Five, LCDR. W. K. Bradbury USNR;
LSM Division Seventy
Following World War II USS LSM-357 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 20 September to 16 December 1945
Decommissioned, 10 August 1946
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold, November 1958, to Commercial Metals, Co., Dallas, TX.
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-357 beached, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-357, USS LSM-341 and USS LSM-116 beached
while performing occupation duty in Japan, date unknown.
||Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, USS LSM-116
Now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, USS LSM-116 and USS LSM-467
||Distinguishable in this multiple ship view are
USS LSM-453 and
USS LSM-358, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-357 beached at Wakayama, Japan, 25 September 1945.
US Army Signal Corps. photo # SC 213317
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-357 coming alongside USS LSM-41, date and location unknown.
||Al McColley to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-357 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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