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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS LSM-396 was transferred to Peru and named BAP Lomas (LSM 145)
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-396, 24 March 1945, LT. John W. Bell USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-396 was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Fourteen (flagship), LCDR. W. R. McCaleb;
LSM Group Forty-Two;
LSM Division Eighty-Three
Following World War II USS LSM-396 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 28 September to 2 October 1945
Decommissioned, 2 May 1947, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred in April 1959, to Peru and named BAP Lomas (LSM 145)
Final Disposition, decommissioned by the Peruvian Navy in March 1985, and disposed of the same date, 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 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-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
US Navy Yard Charleston photo # 132-46, dated 10 January 1945.
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||USS LSM-396 moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||Bob Lyte to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
|BAP Lomas (LSM-145)
||Ex-USS LSM-396 moored pierside, circa 1967, location unknown.
The history extract for USS LSM-396 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Bell, John W., USNR||24 March 1945 - ?|
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Last Updated 15 September 2017
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