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LSM-364


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, (date unknown) Commissioned USS LSM-364, 13 January 1945, LTjg. Clifford R. Lewis, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-364 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 20 June 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, November 1958, to Commercial Metals Co., Dallas, TX., converted to a barge, fate unknown
    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 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 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-65 45k LSM-65 and LSM-364, at San Diego, circa January-February 1946. Photo by Gene Brunman USS LSM-125
    LSM-364 77k LSM-364 underway, and LCT-404 moored at the left margin of the photo, date and place unknown. Robert Six USS LSM-232 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-364 80k LSM-364 in a cropped close-up of above photo. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-364 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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