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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 25 November 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co, Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 16 December 1944) Commissioned USS LSM-365, 14 January 1945, LT. Frank O. Elliott USN in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-365 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR. C. L. Weigle USN (27);
    LSM Group Thirty-Seven, LCDR. W. J. Chisholm USNR;
    LSM Division Seventy-Four and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 21 to 30 June 1945

  • Decommissioned, 16 September 1946
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-365 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Sold in December 1958, to Chesapeake Corp. of Virginia, West Point, VA. and converted to a barge
  • 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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    LSM-71 30k USS LSM-71 (center) along with USS LSM-284, lower right, USS LSM-290 far left background, and USS LSM-365 far right background at anchor off Iwo Jima awaiting orders to proceed to Japan, 20 August 1945. Col. Roderick Hicks to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-365 43k USS LSM-365 beached at Okinawa, 1945. Ken Linton USS LSM-365 and Richard Kemp to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-365 55k USS LSM-365 beached at Okinawa, 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-497 42k USS LSM-365, an unidentified LSM, and USS LSM-497 moored at Mobile Bay, AL., July 1946. Photo taken from the deck of LSM-495 Jake Hershey

    The history extract for USS LSM-365 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Elliott, Frank O., USN14 January 1945 - ?

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