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USS LSM-384


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-384, 18 February 1945, LT. John Hedu, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-384 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:r:
    LSM Flotilla Fifteen;
    LSM Group Forty-Four; (flagship)
    LSM Division Eighty-Eight;
  • Following World War II USS LSM-384 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 20 September 1945 to 13 February 1946
  • Decommissioned, 13 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, sunk as a target, 16 April 1946
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    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 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)
    Propulsion
    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-384 59k USS LSM-384 underway during her shakedown cruise off Galvestion, TX., circa early March 1945. Photo taken from USS LSM-383. Photo by E. W. Stanton USS LSM-383 donated to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-384 69k USS LSM-384 in Tokyo Bay alongside the Japanese battleship Nagato circa September 1945. Robert Bennet to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-384 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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