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LSM-363


USS LSM-363 was transferred to the Republic of China
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - 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-363, 12 January 1945, LTjg. Robert E. Linder, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-363 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 15 May 1946, at Shanghai, China and transferred the same day to the Republic of China
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LSM-363 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    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-363 54k LSM-363 at Tulagi, circa 18 to 20 June 1945. Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    Now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-363 62k LSM-363 unloading supplies in China, date and place unknown. R. Hunter to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-363 57k LSM-363 refueling at Shanghai, China, date unknown. R. Hunter to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-363 77k LSM-363 beached while unloading supplies in China, date and place unknown. R. Hunter to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-363 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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