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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 - 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-370, 24 January 1945, LTjg. Lewis L. Smith USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-370 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
Following World War II USS LST-370 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Decommissioned, 20 June 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, transferred, 15 July 1959, to Venezuela, for cannibalization and scrapping, sold 1959
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|5 to 23 September 1945
|8 October to 14 November 1945
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-370 under way in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 83270, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1975.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-370 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Smith, Lewis L., USNR||24 January 1945 - ?|
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