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USS LSM-376


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, date unknown at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • 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
  • Following World War II USS LSM-376 performed occupation duty in the Far East including service in China
  • 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
    Specifications:
    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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    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 DANFS history extract for LSM-376 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

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