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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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 5 May 1944,at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
Launched, 27 July 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-321, 26 August 1944, LT. Fred H. Callies USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-321 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Six, CDR. A. R. Quinn USN;
LSM Group Seventeen, LCDR. C. H. Johnson, USNR;
LSM Division Thirty-Four and participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, 10 May 1946
Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-321 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold, 10 January 1947, to John D. Schapiro, fate unknown
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 7 May 1945
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 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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||USS LSM-321 moored in a nest of LSMs, at Pearl Harbor, T.H. after returning from the Philippines and getting ready for the Okinawa operation, early-1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-321 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Callies, Fred H., USNR||26 August 1944 - ?|
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