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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

USS LSM-390 was transferred to Denmark and named HDMS Beskytteren (N-60)
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-390, 31 January 1945, LT. Frederic M. Cook, Jr., USNR, in command
  • During and after World War II USS LSM-390 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eleven;
    LSM Group Thirty-Two;
    LSM Division Sixty-Four;
  • Following World War II USS LSM-390 performed occupation duty in the Far East including China Service
  • Decommissioned, 30 September 1946
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Authorized for conversion to a Coastal Mine Layer in FY 1953
  • Converted at Summit Iron Works, Brooklyn, N.Y., conversion begun 10 August 1953, completed, 13 May 1954
  • Transferred, 13 May 1954, to Denmark
  • Commissioned into the Danish Navy as HDMS Beskytteren (N-60), 8 June 1954
  • Reclassified, by the US Navy, 1 October 1960, to MMC-8
  • Decommissioned by the Danish Navy, 12 November 1964
  • Returned to US custody in 1965
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold in 1965, fate unknown
    LSM Specifications:
    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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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)
    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

    MMC Specifications modifications:
    Displacement 1,095 t.(fl)
    Draft 8' 3" (max.)
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 60
    Armament four twin 40mm gun mounts, six single 20mm gun mounts

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    USS LSM-390
    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-470/157/390 318k USS LSM-157, USS LSM-470, and USS LSM-390 moored together while performing China Service, 12 March 1946. National Museum of the US Navy
    LSM-157 49k USS LSM-157, USS LSM-470, USS LSM-390 and YOG-56 during China Service, circa 30 September 1945 to 12 June 1946. Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM-LSMR Association
    LSM-390 51k USS LSM-390 underway in San Francisco Bay off Sausalito, CA. in 1946 as she returns from the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
    US Navy photo # NH 79842 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-390 80k USS LSM-390 beached at Visques Island, east of Puerto Rico during Caribbean Fleet Maneuvers, 17 February 1948.
    US Navy photo # USN 704882
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    HDMS Beskytteren (N-60)
    LSM-390 80k ex-USS LSM-390 undergoing sea trials during her turnover period to Denmark. Note: she is still carrying her old hull number 390, circa May 1954. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-390 87k ex-USS LSM-390 undergoing sea trials during her turnover period to Denmark. Note: she is still carrying her old hull number 390, circa May 1954. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history for USS LSM-390 is based on an extract from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9),
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Cook, Jr., Frederick M., USNR31 January 1945 - ?

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