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USS LSM-361


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - November - Echo
NVNE
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, 18 November 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 9 December 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-361, 6 January 1945, LT. Lewis B. Scribner USN in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-361 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-361 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 21 September 1945 to 2 March 1946
  • Ran aground , 9 October 1945, at Buckner Bay, Okinawa during Typhoon "Louise"
  • 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" (ovl)
    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 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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    Propulsion
    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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    LSM-361 21k USS LSM-361 aground at Buckner Bay, Okinawa after Typhoon "Louise". 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". 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". 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". 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". Photo by Rudolph J. Mensone USS LSM-361,
    submitted by his daughter, Gina Reis

    The history extract for USS LSM-361 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Scribner, Lewis B., USN9 January 1945 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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