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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 (date unknown) at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-321, 26 August 1944, LT. Fred H. Callies, USNR in command
During World War II LSM-321 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
Decommissioned, 10 May 1946
Struck From the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold, 10 January 1947, to John D. Schapiro, fate unknown
LSM-321 received one battle star for World War II service
- Okinawa Gunto operation;
(a) 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" o.a.
Beam 34' 6"
Draft light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
Complement 5 officers, 54 enlisted
Armament one single 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
Troop Capacity 2 officers, 46 enlisted
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Propulsion two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws, Endurance, 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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||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.
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The DANFS history extract for LSM-321 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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Last Updated 4 June 2004
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