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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-387 was sold to the Republic of China
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 6 January 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 27 January 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM-387, 26 February 1945, LT. Lesley D. Fay USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-387 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eleven
    LSM Group Thirty-Two;
    LSM Division Sixty-Two
  • Following World War II USS LSM-387 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 17 September 1945 to 20 July 1946
  • Decommissioned, 16 August 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, Philippines
  • 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)
    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-387 60k USS LSM-387 in convoy astern of USS LSM-467, with USS LSM-107, USS LSM-292, USS LSM-294, USS LSM-483 from Pearl Harbor to Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, 29 June to 9 July 1945. Photo from the Ensign Carl Metz Collection
    LSM-387 64k USS LSM-387 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-387 85k USS LSM-387 dry docked, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-387 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Fay, Lesley D., USNR26 February 1945 - ?

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