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LSM-361


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-361, 6 January 1945, LT. Lewis B. Scribner, USN in command
  • During World War II LSM-361 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-361 performed occupation service in the Far East
  • Ran aground , 9 October 1945, at Buckner Bay, Okinawa during Typhoon "Louise" and declared a total loss
  • Decommissioned, 2 March 1946, at NOB Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, hulk destroyed, 8 March 1946
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    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 twin 20mm AA gun mount, four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Capacity 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-361 21k LSM-361 aground at Buckner Bay, Okinawa after Typhoon "Louise" struck on 9 October 1945. Photo by Rudolph J. Mensone USS LSM-361,
    submitted by his daughter, Gina Reis
    LSM-361 68k LSM-361 aground at Buckner Bay, Okinawa after Typhoon "Louise" struck on 9 October 1945. Photo by Rudolph J. Mensone USS LSM-361,
    submitted by his daughter, Gina Reis
    LSM-361 47k LSM-361 aground at Buckner Bay, Okinawa after Typhoon "Louise" struck on 9 October 1945. Photo by Rudolph J. Mensone USS LSM-361,
    submitted by his daughter, Gina Reis
    LSM-361 48k LSM-361 aground at Buckner Bay, Okinawa after Typhoon "Louise" struck on 9 October 1945. Photo by Rudolph J. Mensone USS LSM-361,
    submitted by his daughter, Gina Reis
    LSM-361 56k LSM-361 aground at Buckner Bay, Okinawa after Typhoon "Louise" struck on 9 October 1945. Photo by Rudolph J. Mensone USS LSM-361,
    submitted by his daughter, Gina Reis

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-361 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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