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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)
USS LSM-386 was sold to the Republic of China
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 30 December 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 20 January 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-386, 26 February 1945, LTjg. Bert R. Durkee USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-386 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eleven
LSM Group Thirty-Two;
LSM Division Sixty-Two
Following World War II USS LSM-386 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 16 September 1945 to 28 July 1946
Decommissioned, 14 August 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, Philippine Islands
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold, 13 February 1947, to the Republic of China
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-386 beached with her ramp down, date and location unknown.
||Bernard Verbout for his brother
John Verbout USS LSM-386
||USS LSM-386 moored with an unidentified LSM in a fleet anchorage, date and location unknown.
||John Boitano to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-386 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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