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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (3) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal
USS LSM-362 was transferred to the Republic of China and named ROCS Mei-Lo (LSM-356)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 18 November 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 9 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-362, 11 January 1945, LT. James C. Duer, USNR, in command
During World War II USS LSM-362 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR. C. L. Weigle USN (27);
LSM Group Thirty-Eight, LCDR. T. F. Lane USNR;
LSM Division Seventy-Five
Following World War II USS LSM-362 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 7 February 1946
Decommissioned, 18 December 1946
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Recommissioned, 14 October 1950
During the Korean War USS LSM-362 participated in the following campaigns:
Korean War Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|UN Summer-Fall Offensive, 1 October to 1 November 1951
||Third Korean Winter, 31 December 1952 to 23 January 1953
|Korean Defense, Summer-Fall, 10 to 19 October 1952
Decommissioned, 18 December 1953, at Astoria, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to Taiwan, 3 May 1962, named ROCS Mei-Lo (LSM-356)
Rebuilt, between 1969 and 1973, redesignated LSM-637
ROCS Mei-Lo decommissioned, 1 June 2005, at Kaohsiung Harbour, Taiwan
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS LSM-362 earned three battle stars for Korean War service
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-362 alongside the Battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay. LSM-362 delivered dignitaries to and from USS Missouri during the surrender ceremonies, 2 September 1945.
Photo courtesy of Firejack007 (real name unknown)
||USS LSM-362 underway off San Diego, April 1953. Note all hands in dress blues. Armament in this photo appears to be six 20mm guns in addition to the single bow mounted twin 40mm gun.
Photo by Oather Morper
|Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM / LSMR Association
|ROCS Mei-Lo (LSM-356)
||Ex-USS LSM-362 in Taiwanese service as ROCS Mei-Lo (LSM-356) moored, date and place unknown.
||Source Chinese Warship Museum
Submitted by Karl E. Lemmerman
The DANFS history extract for LSM-362 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last Updated 10 June 2016
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