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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)

USS LSM-376 was transferred to the Republic of China
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 16 December 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 6 January 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-376, 31 January 1945, LT. Ray R. Lindquist USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-376 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-376 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 27 November 1945 
    28 November 1945 to 23 July 194628 November 1945 to 23 July 1946

  • Decommissioned, 23 July 1946 and transferred to the Republic of China the same day
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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-376 and USS LSM-375 at anchor, eastern side of Okinawa, date unknown. Jim Tusing
    LSM-376 92k USS LSM-376 beached with an unidentified LST, date and location unknown. W. Krueger to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-376 55k USS LSM-376 moored pierside in China, location unknown, 1946. Bill Chestnut to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-376 77k USS LSM-376 drydocked Tsingtao, China, 1946. Howard Shreve RM2/c USS LSM-376 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-376 99k USS LSM-376 drydocked Tsingtao, China, 1946. Bill Chestnut to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-376 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Lindquist, Ray R., USNR31 January 1945 - ?

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