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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 (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
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 beached, date and place unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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
||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 beached at Wakayama, Japan, 25 September 1945.
US Army Signal Corps. photo # SC 213317
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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).
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Last Updated 18 June 2004
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