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LSM-369


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-369, 23 January 1945, LTjg. Gordon S. Foster, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-369 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Following World War II LSM-369 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 30 September 1946
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 3 September 1958, to Inter-Insular Mails, Ltd., Miami, FL., fate unknown
  • LSM-369 earned one battle star for World War II service.


    Specifications:
    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-249 65k LSM-249, LSM-367, LSM-289 and LSM-369 (fourth in line) approaching the beachhead at Okinawa, circa 1 to 3 April 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-369/289/367 51k LSM-369, LSM-289 and LSM-367 heading for the beach while performing occupation duty at Wakayama, Japan, September 1945.
    (Photo No. 1 of consecutive series of 3)
    Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    Now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-369/289 48k LSM-369, LSM-289 heading for the beach while performing occupation duty at Wakayama, Japan, September 1945.
    (Photo No. 2 of consecutive series of 3)
    Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    Now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-369/289/367 44k LSM-369, LSM-289 and LSM-367 on the beach while performing occupation duty at Wakayama, Japan, September 1945.
    (Photo No. 3 of consecutive series of 3)
    Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    Now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-369 64k LSM-369 at anchor, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-369 66k LSM-369 entering San Francisco Bay after passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, date unknown. Bill Skrocki to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-369 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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