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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-383, 15 February 1945, LT. Edgar W. Stanton, III, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-383 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-383 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 25 January 1947, at NOB Guam, Marianas Islands and transferred the same day to the State Department for disposal
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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 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-383 108k LSM-383 at anchor while unloading her cargo of steel pontoons at Buckner Bay, Okinawa, Summer 1945. Edgar Stanton to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-383 66k LSM-383 unloading on the beach at Marcus Island, circa 4 September 1945. Photo by LT. Edgar W. Stanton, III, USNR CO USS LSM-383 donated to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-383 56k LSM-383 and LSM-459 beached while unloading "C" rations for survivors of the October typhoon at Okinawa, circa 20 October 1945. Photo by LT. Edgar W. Stanton, III, USNR CO USS LSM-383 donated to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-383 61k LSM-383 moored outboard of an unidentified LSM, date and place unknown. Travis McDonald to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-383 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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