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LSM-396


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
    Specifications:
    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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    USS LSM-396
    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-396 93k LSM-396 moored pierside, date and place unknown. Bob Lyte to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    BAP Lomas (LSM-145)
    LSM-396 42k Ex-LSM-396 moored pierside, circa 1967, location unknown. Robert Hurst

    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).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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