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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-375 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 194512 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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    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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    LSM-375 48k USS LSM-375 and USS LSM-376 at anchor, eastern side of Okinawa, date unknown. Jim Tusing
    LSM-375 48k 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
    LSM-375 128k USS LSM-375 and USS LSM-38 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-375 302k 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.
    Jim Swank

    The 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).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Hickman, Philip A., USNR28 January 1945 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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