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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-379, 10 February 1945, LT. William J. Wallace, USNR in command
During World War II LSM-379 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 17 July 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold, 18 December 1947, to United Textile Co., San Francisco, CA., converted to a barge, renamed C-Coaster, fate unknown
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-379 after passing under the Golden Gate Bridge while entering San Francisco Bay, circa 1945-46. Copyright Atlantic Fleet Sales Norfolk, VA.
||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.
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The DANFS history extract for LSM-379 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
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Last Updated 25 June 2004
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