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USS LSM-396 was transferred to Peru and named BAP Lomas (LSM 145)
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 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 LSM-396 was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater
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"
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-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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||LSM-396 moored pierside, date and place unknown.
||Bob Lyte to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
|BAP Lomas (LSM-145)
||Ex-LSM-396 moored pierside, circa 1967, location unknown.
The DANFS history extract for LSM-396 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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Last Updated 7 January 2007
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