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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
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, 13 November 1944, at U.S. Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 12 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-389, 31 January 1945, LT. Frank Grace, USNR, in command
During World War II LSM-389 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 20 June 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Sold, December 1958, to Fleet Storage Co., New York, N.Y.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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 single 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
Troop Accommodations 2 officers, 46 enlisted
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Propulsion two General Motors (non-reversible with airflex clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws, Endurance, 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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LSM-396 at the fitting out piers at US Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. Other ships in this photo include
Ray K. Edwards (APD-96),
Arthur L. Bristol (APD-97),
Truxton (APD-98) and
US Navy Yard Charleston photo # 132-46, dated 10 January 1945.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-389 underway, date and place unknown.
||Submitted by Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-467, and USS LSM-49, from the collection of Gordan D. Dorian, RM2/c, USS LSM-377
||LSM-389 beached, date and place unknown. To her starboard is an unidentified beached LST.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-389 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last Updated 25 June 2004
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