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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, 23 December 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 13 January 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-379, 10 February 1945, LT. William J. Wallace Jr. USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-379 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-379 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|17 September to 1 November 1945||
|24 May 1946 to 10 January 1947||24 May 1946 to 10 January 1947
Decommissioned, 17 July 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold, 18 December 1947, to United Textile Co., San Francisco, CA., converted to a barge, named C-Coaster
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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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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||USS LSM-379 after passing under the Golden Gate Bridge while entering San Francisco Bay, circa 1945-46. Copyright Atlantic Fleet Sales Norfolk, VA.
||USS LSM-379 after passing under the Golden Gate Bridge while entering San Francisco Bay, circa 1945-46.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M McPherson, 1976.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-379 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Wallace Jr., William J., USNR||10 February 1945 - ?|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last Updated 1 September 2017
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