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USS LSM-392 (1945 - 1960)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal



USS LSM-392 was transferred to Denmark and named HDMS Vindhunden (N-61)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 28 November 1944, at U.S. Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 17 December 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-392, 8 February 1945, LT. Vernon F. Bell, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-392 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. W. R. Mc Caleb;
    LSM Group Forty-One
    LSM Division Eighty-One
  • Following World War II USS LSM-392 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    17 September to 14 October 1945
    26 October 1945 to 11 May 1946

  • Decommissioned, 2 May 1947, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs
  • Authorized for conversion in FY 1953 to a Coastal Mine Layer
  • Converted at Summit Iron Works, Brooklyn, N.Y., conversion begun 10 August 1953, completed 8 June 1954
  • Transferred to Denmark 8 June 1954
  • Commissioned into the Danish Navy as HDMS Vindhunden (N-61), 22 June 1954
  • Designation changed by US Navy to MMC-9, 1 October 1960
  • Decommissioned by the Danish Navy, 22 June 1964
  • Returned to US Naval custody, and struck from the Naval Register in 1965
  • Final Disposition, sold in 1965, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    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 six single 20mm AA gun mounts, modified to one single bow mounted 40mm AA gun mount and four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Capacity 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)

    MMC Specifications modifications:
    Displacement 1,095 t.(fl)
    Draft 8' 3" (max.)
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 60
    Armament four twin 40mm gun mounts, six single 20mm gun mounts

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    USS LSM-392
    LSM-396 88k USS LSM-308, and USS LSM-396 at the fitting out piers at US Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. Other ships in this photo include USS LSM-309, USS LSM 389, USS LSM-390, USS LSM-391, USS LSM-392, USS LSM-393, USS LSM-394, USS LSM-395, USS LSM-397, USS LSM-398, USS Ray K. Edwards (APD-96), USS Arthur L. Bristol (APD-97), USS Truxton (APD-98) and USS Upham (APD-99).
    US Navy Yard Charleston photo # 132-46, dated 10 January 1945.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-392 48k USS LSM-392 and USS LST-957 beached at Ie Shima, August 1945 Allen R. Westerberg PNC USN Ret. USS LSM-392to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-392 63k USS LSM-392 beached at Ie Shima, August 1945 Allen R. Westerberg PNC USN Ret. USS LSM-392 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-392, LSM-480, ATA-203 144k USS LSM-392 and USS LSM-480 in Mira Flores Lock, Panama Canal, steel structure in left background is an auxiliary lock gate. Photo taken from USS ATA-203, 20 June 1946 Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 201
    LSM-392, LSM-480, ATA-203 47k USS LSM-392 and USS LSM-480 Approaching Pedro Miguel Lock, Panama Canal. Photo taken from USS ATA-203, 20 June 1946 Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 204
    LSM-392, LSM-480, ATA-203 47k USS LSM-392 and USS LSM-480 Entering Pedro Miguel Lock, Panama Canal. Photo taken from USS ATA-203, 20 June 1946 Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 205
    LSM-392, LSM-480, ATA-203 47k USS LSM-392 and USS LSM-480 in Pedro Miguel Lock, Panama Canal, while lock is being flooded. Photo taken from USS ATA-203, 20 June 1946. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 205
    LSM-392, LSM-480, ATA-203 47k USS LSM-392 and USS LSM-480 entering Gatun Lock. Photo taken from USS ATA-203, 20 June 1946. Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 205
    LSM-392 52k USS LSM-392 underway, date and location unknown. Erwin Kaufman to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-392 58k USS LSM-392 drydocked, date and location unknown. This photo may have been taken while LSM-392 was undergoing conversion to a Coastal Minelayer at Summit Iron Works, Brooklyn, N.Y. Al McAnany USS LSM-392 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    HDMS Vindhunden (N-61)
    LSM-392 63k Ex-USS LSM-392 in Danish service as the Coastal Minelayer HDMS Vindhunden (N-61) underway, date and location unknown. Note: although she has been rebuilt as a Coastal Minelayer she still is carrying her old hull number. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-392 70k HDMS Vindhunden (N-61) underway, date and location unknown. Note: she still is carrying her old hull number.
    Photo courtesy of CAPT. R. Steen Steensen, RDN.
    Robert Hurst
    LSM-392 60k HDMS Vindhunden (N-61) underway, circa 2 to 5 May 1960, location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history for USS LSM-392 is based on an extract from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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