Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.
NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
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, 23 December 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 13 January 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-380, 10 February 1945, LT. John K. Ullrich USNR, in command
During World War II USS LSM-380 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
Decommissioned, 19 February 1948
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold, 27 February 1948, to Fred Devine, Portland, OR., for conversion to a salvage vessel, named Salvage Chief
Current Disposition, Salvage Chief is active in commercial service
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
|Click On Image
For Full Size Image
||USS LSM-380 and USS LSM-328 beached at Guam, 1945
||Nick Roth to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-380 at anchor in San Francisco Bay, early-February 1946. Photo by Walter F. Bohls SM2/c USS LSM-118
||USS LSM-380 at anchor in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
US Navy photo # NH 83272 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M McPherson, 1975.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||Ex-USS LSM-380 in service as the Devine Salvage Co., Salvage Tug Salvage Chief, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||Astern of Salvage Chief is the towboat Tyee, later renamed Challenger. Photo was taken on the Columbia River and is dated mid-1980s.
||Photo by Ron Gray / Captain
The history extract for LSM-380 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
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Fred Devine Diving and Salvage Co
The Salvage Chief-Still Going Strong at 70
Last Updated 31 December 2010
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|