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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
  • USS LSM-362 earned three battle stars for Korean War service
  • 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
    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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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)
    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
    LSM-362 541k 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)
    Robert Hurst
    LSM-362 70k 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)
    LSM-362 23k 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 history extract for USS LSM-362 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Duer, James C., USNR,11 January 1945 - ?

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