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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 (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-368, 21 January 1945, LT. James Rene J. Guiral, USNR in command
During World War II LSM-368 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
Following World War II LSM-368 performed occupation duty in the Far East
Decommissioned, 19 March 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold, 29 December 1947, to Charles & Weaver Co., Detroit, MI., fate unknown LSM-368 earned one battle star for World War II service
- Okinawa Gunto operation;
(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 30 June 1945
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-368 beached at Benita, Russell Islands, 17 July 1945.
||Bill E. Royster to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-368 beached, date and place unknown.
||Russ Padden from the USS Lanier cruise book
||LSM-368 at Yokosuka Naval Base, first day of occupation, 30 August 1945.
||Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
of the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-368 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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Last Updated 25 June 2004
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