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USS LSM-394


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, 9 December 1944, at U.S. Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 29 December 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-394, 12 March 1945, LTjg. Jacob Schulman, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-394 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. W. R. McCaleb;
    LSM Group Forty-One;
    LSM Division Eighty-One
  • Decommissioned, 24 September 1946
  • Laid up in Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold in December 1958, to Gibbs Corp., Jacksonville, FL., fate unknown
    Specifications:
    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 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)
    Propulsion
    two General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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-396 88k LSM-308, and LSM-396, at the fitting out piers at US Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. Other ships in this photo include LSM-309, LSM 389, LSM-390, LSM-391, LSM-392, LSM-393, LSM-394, LSM-395, LSM-397,
    LSM-398,
    Ray K. Edwards
    (APD-96), Arthur L. Bristol (APD-97), Truxton (APD-98)
    and Upham (APD-99).
    US Navy Yard Charleston photo # 132-46, dated 10 January 1945.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-394 91k USS LSM-394 crew photo, Subic Bay, Zambales, P.I., 10 March 1946. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-394 71k LSM-394USS beached at Legazpi, at the foot of the volcanic, Mt. Mayon, southern Luzon, P.I., date unknown. Mt. Mayon's elevation is approximately 6,200 ft. Mike Monnington to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-394 89k USS LSM-394 under way, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-394 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Schulman, Jacob, USNR12 March 1945 - ?

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