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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)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-378, 9 February 1945, LT. Charles R. McClurg USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-378 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. W. R. McCaleb;
    LSM Group Forty, LCDR. O. J. Heggem USNR;
    LSM Division Eighty
  • Following World War II USS LSM-378 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    18 October to 30 November 194512 April to 3 October 1947
    4 to 6 October 1947 

  • Decommissioned, 25 March 1949, at San Diego, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 24 August 1950, to National Metal & Steel Corp., San Diego, CA., eventually converted to a barge, named A.E.C. 41-27
  • 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-378 51k USS LSM-378 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-378 42k USS LSM-378 beached at Wakayama, Japan during occupation duty, circa 25 to 30 September 1945 or 22 to 27 October l945. Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-378 72k USS LSM-378 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Note the scaffold; it appears that she is being repainted. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-378 64k USS LSM-378 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Note the scaffold; it appears that she is being repainted. Gerald David to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-378 68k USS LSM-378 moored pierside in a state side shipyard, date and location unknown. Gerald David to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-378 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. McClurg, Charles R., USNR9 February 1945 - ?

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