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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, 16 December 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 6 January 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-377, 4 February 1945, LT. William H. Crawford USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-377 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-Four and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaigns and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 18 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-377 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 21 September to 30 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, 9 January 1948
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-377 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 20 January 1948, to Fairbanks Morse Co., Chicago, IL.
    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-377/271 43k USS LSM-377 and USS LSM-271 at Buckner Bay, Okinawa in 1945, off-loading pontoons. Rudy Minster, LSM-377
    Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-377 44k USS LSM-377 at Buckner Bay, Okinawa in 1945 while off-loading pontoons that were loaded aboard at Gulfport, MS. Rudy Minster to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-377 55k USS LSM-377 under way, date and location unknown.
    US National Archives Photo # USN 1045147, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Rudy Minster to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-377 67k USS LSM-377 under way, "HOMEWARD BOUND" (note the pennant flying from the mast), probably entering San Francisco, Bay, CA., date unknown. Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-377 60k USS LSM-377 under way, date and location unknown.
    A Ted Stone photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-377 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Crawford, William Hiram, USNR4 February 1945 - ?

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