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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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1bronze star) - 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-365, 14 January 1945, LT. Frank O. Elliott, USN in command
  • During WWII LSM-365 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 16 September 1946
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown);
  • Final Disposition, sold in December 1958, to Chesapeake Corp. of Virginia, West Point, VA. and converted to a barge, fate unknown
  • LSM-365 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    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-71 30k LSM-71 (center) along with LSM-284, lower right, LSM-290 far left background, and 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 LSM-365 beached at Okinawa, 1945. Ken Linton USS LSM-365 and Richard Kemp to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-365 55k LSM-365 beached at Okinawa, 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-497 42k LSM-365, an unidentifed LSM, and LSM-497 moored at Mobile Bay, AL., July 1946. Photo taken from the deck of LSM-495 Jake Hershey

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-365 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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