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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, 30 December 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 20 January 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-383, 15 February 1945, LT. Edgar W. Stanton, III USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-383 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-383 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 20 October to 2 November 1945
  • 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" (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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    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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    LSM-383 108k USS 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 USS 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 USS LSM-383 and USS 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 USS LSM-383 moored outboard of an unidentified LSM, date and location unknown. Travis McDonald to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-383 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Stanton III, Edgar W., USNR15 February 1945 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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