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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - 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, 16 December 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 6 January 1945
Completed and turned over to the US Navy, 27 January 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-375, 30 January 1945, LT. John R. Henderson, USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-375 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR. C. L. Weigle USN (27);
LSM Group Thirty-Eight, LCDR. T. F. Lane USNR;
LSM Division Seventy-Five
Following World War II USS LSM was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 September to 29 November 1945||12 December 1945 to 12 April 1946
Decommissioned, 14 October 1946
Struck from the Naval Register in 1947
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 27 November 1947
Sold by the Maritime Commission, date unknown, to American Barge Line
Documented in 1949 as the tug Advance Official Number 257085
Sold, date unknown, to CVC Towing, name retained
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in 1962 to Southwest Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
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-375 and USS LSM-376 at anchor, eastern side of Okinawa, date unknown.
||USS LSM-375 underway in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
US Navy photo # NH 83271 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1975.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-375 and USS LSM-38 beached, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||Ex-USS LSM-375 outboard in a nest with ex-USS LSM-52 and two smaller craft (possibly LCIs) on the Sabine River circa late 1946.
Photo from the files of Gulfport Boiler and Iron Works, Port Arthur, TX.
The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-375 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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