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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
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) - Philippine Liberation Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 13 December 1944, at U.S. Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 2 January 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-395, 24 March 1945, LT. Joseph A. Kleinbauer, USNR, in command
During World War II LSM-395 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 20 June 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 19 January 1961, to Walker Diesel Equipment Co., Memphis, TN
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6"
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.
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||LSM-395 commissioning crew photo, 24 March 1945, at US Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C..
||John Clardy to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-395 in convoy from Manila to Japan about 26 September 1945.
||Ralph E. Robinson USS LSM-34
The DANFS history extract for LSM-395 is 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
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Last Updated 2 July 2004
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