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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 6 January 1945, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 27 January 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-388, 26 February 1945, LT. Wilbur G. Inman USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-388 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eleven
LSM Group Thirty-Two;
LSM Division Sixty-Two
Decommissioned, 2 May 1947, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold, 9 December 1947, to William J. Mitchell, Oakland, CA.
Converted to the towboat Peter W, Official Number (255409), at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland, OR.
Operated by Western Transportation Company Portland, OR. on the Columbia and Snake Rivers
Acquired for commercial service in Alaska, renamed Bristol Monarch
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-388 beached, date and location unknown
||Joe L. Ball to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-388 beached, date and location unknown. Note: There might be some monkey business going on here.
||Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||The new bow of the ex-USS LSM-388 slips into place under the overhanging superstructure and the tug Peter W takes shape at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland, OR.
||Ex-USS LSM-388, the 145-foot Peter W, powerful Columbia River log-towing craft, was converted from the original 203-foot LSM hull by Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland. Original twin 1800-hp Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines power the tug.
||Ex-USS LSM-388 in commercial service as the towboat Peter W, shortly after her conversion on the Willamette River in 1948.
||Ex-USS LSM-388 in commercial service as the towboat Peter W at Portland, OR. in 1974.
||Photo by Ron Gray / Captain
The history extract for USS LSM-388 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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