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USS LSM-380


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
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" o.a.
    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 Accommodations 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-328 53k USS LSM-380 and LSM-328 beached at Guam, 1945 Nick Roth to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-380 31k USS LSM-380 at anchor in San Francisco Bay, early-February 1946. Photo by Walter F. Bohls SM2/c USS LSM-118 Jim Bohls
    LSM-380 41k 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
    Commercial Service
    LSM-380 61k Ex-USS LSM-380 in service as the Devine Salvage Co., Salvage Tug Salvage Chief, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-380 60k 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 DANFS 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Fred Devine Diving and Salvage Co
    The Salvage Chief-Still Going Strong at 60
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    Last Updated 31 December 2010