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LSM-357


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 (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-357, 29 December 1944, LT. John C. Sellers, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-357 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-357 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 10 August 1946
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, November 1958, to Commercial Metals, Co., Dallas, TX., fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6"
    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 Accommodations 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic 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-357 127k LSM-357 beached, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-357/341/116 49k LSM-357, LSM-341, 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
    LSM-120 44k Distinguishable in this multiple ship view are LSM-120, LSM-357, LSM-453 and LSM-358, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-357 133k LSM-357 beached at Wakayama, Japan, 25 September 1945.
    US Army Signal Corps. photo # SC 213317
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-357 63k LSM-357 coming alongside LSM-41, date and place unknown. Al McColley to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-357 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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