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LSM-378


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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-378, 9 February 1945, LT. Charles R. McClurg, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-378 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-378 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 25 March 1949, at San Diego, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, 24 August 1950, to National Metal & Steel Corp., San Diego, CA., eventually converted to a barge, renamed A.E.C. 41-27, 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-378 51k LSM-378 underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-378 42k 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 LSM-378 moored pierside, date and place unknown. Note the scaffold; it appears that she is being repainted. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-378 64k LSM-378 moored pierside, date and place unknown. Note the scaffold; it appears that she is being repainted. Gerald David to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-378 68k LSM-378 moored pierside in a stateside shipyard, date and place unknown. Gerald David to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-378 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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