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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Oscar - Alpha
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, 9 December 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 30 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-371, 25 January 1945, LTjg. Christian H. Reubeck, Jr., USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-371 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, 5 March 1947, at Green Cove Springs FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold 23 September 1958, to Ships & Power Inc., Miami, FL., resold in 1967, to an Iranian shipping company
Final Disposition, sunk 23 March 1970, while enroute to Dubai with a cargo of stone in heavy seas off
Sharjah, capsized and sunk with nine killed and five injured
USS LSM-371 earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaigns and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 18 June 1945
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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||USS LSM-371 in Tokyo Bay, October 1945 serving as a liberty launch for Bennington (CVA-20).
||William C. Voigt, Jr.
The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-371 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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The USS LSM-371, An Officer's Story
LSM-371 Blog by William C Voigt Jr.
Last Updated 20 February 2009
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