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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-385, 26 February 1945, LT. Francis E. Gaskins USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-385 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eleven
LSM Group Thirty-Two;
LSM Division Sixty-Two
Following World War II USS LSM-385 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 8 November 1945 to 22 January 1946
Decommissioned, 17 March 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold, 9 December 1947, to Western Transportation Co., Portland, OR.
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)
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
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||USS LSM-385 under way off San Diego, CA. A US Coast Guard P5M-2 Marlin seaplane taking off after picking up a sailor off LSM-385 with an acute appendicitis, date unknown.
US National Archives photo # 26-G-4440 from the collections of the US National Archives.
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||USS LSM-385 under way in San Diego Bay, date unknown.
A Ted Stone photo
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The history extract for USS LSM-385 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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