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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)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 13 November 1944, at U.S. Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 12 December 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-389, 31 January 1945, LT. Frank Grace, USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-389 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eleven;
LSM Group Thirty-Two;
LSM Division Sixty-Four
Following World War II USS LSM-389 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|21 September to 30 October 1945||
|14 September 1945 to 12 April 1946||14 September 1945 to 12 April 1946
Decommissioned, 20 June 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Sold, December 1958, to Fleet Storage Co., New York, N.Y.
Final Disposition, 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-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),
US Navy Yard Charleston photo # 132-46, dated 10 January 1945.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-389 under way, date and location unknown.
||Submitted by Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-467, and USS LSM-49, from the collection of Gordan D. Dorian, RM2/c, USS LSM-377
||USS LSM-389 beached, date and location unknown. To her starboard is an unidentified beached LST.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-389 underway in the Panama Canal, circa 1945. Photo taken from USS LSM-301.
||Barry W. Smith for his father William P. Smith RM3 USS LSM-301.
The history extract for USS LSM-389 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Grace, Frank, USNR||31 January 1945 - October 1945|
|02||LTjg. Hicks, Robert B., USNR||October 1945 - 20 June 1946|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last Updated 11 June 2021
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