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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, 2 December 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 23 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-368, 21 January 1945, LT. Rene James Guiral USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-368 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-Three and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-368 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 21 March 1946
Decommissioned, 19 March 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-368 earned one battle star for World War II service
Sold, 29 December 1947, to Charles & Weaver Co., Detroit, MI.
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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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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||USS LSM-368 beached at Benita, Russell Islands, 17 July 1945.
||Bill E. Royster to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-368 beached, date and location unknown.
||Russ Padden from the USS Lanier cruise book
||USS 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 history extract for USS LSM-368 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Guiral, Rene James, USNR||21 January 1945 - ?|
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