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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 (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 15 February 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 1 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-129, 13 May 1944, LT. William A. Farmer USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-129 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
    Palawan Islands landings, 28 February to 1 March 1945
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 7 July 1945

  • Decommissioned, 7 May 1946, at New Orleans, LA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 17 November 1946, for disposal
  • Final Disposition, sold, 12 November 1947, to Platzer Boat Works, Houston, TX., fate unknown
  • USS LSM-129 earned two battles star for World War II service
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    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)
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 54
    one single bow mounted 40mm AA gun
    four single 20mm gun AA gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity
    5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Capacity
    Officers 2
    Enlisted 46
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) Diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
    twin propellers
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    LSM-129 50k USS LSM-129 dry docked in AFD-24 at Subic Bay, P.I., circa 5 to 10 September 1945. Donald F. Liebmann
    LSM-129 52k USS LSM-129 dry docked in AFD-24 at Subic Bay, P.I., circa 5 to 10 September 1945. the Quonset hut is home for the dry dock crew. Donald F. Liebmann
    LSM-129 44k USS LSM-129 dry docked in AFD-24 at Subic Bay, P.I., circa 5 to 10 September 1945. Notice the port skeg that protects the LSM's propellers when she is on the beach. Donald F. Liebmann
    LSM-129 48k USS LSM-129 moored, "bow to" Pontoon Pier at Parang, Mindanao, P.I., 27 October 1945. Donald F. Liebmann

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-129 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    USS LSM-129 history at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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