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USS LSM-396


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

    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).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Bell, John W., USNR24 March 1945 - ?

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