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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, LTjg. 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
  • USS LSM-129 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 17 November 1946, for disposal
  • Final Disposition, sold, 12 November 1947, to Platzer Boat Works, Houston, TX., 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)
    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 Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, 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-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

    USS LSM-129 history
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Farmer, William Andrew, USNR13 May 1944 - 14 October 1945
    02LTjg. Liebmann, Donald F., USNR14 October 1945 - 7 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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