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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 - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines 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-324, 23 September 1944, LT. Rowland E. Starr, USNR in command
During World War II LSM-324 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
Decommissioned, 20 June 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Struck From the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold in December 1958, to Chesapeake Corp., of Virginia, West Point, VA., converted to a barge, fate unknown
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" oa
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 General Motors (non-reversible with airflex 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-69, LSM-324 and LSM-228 and two unidentified LSMs beached, date and place unknown.
||Ray Hinea to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-324 and LSM-325 moored pierside, date and place unknown.
||A.J. Higgins & Peter Runge to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-324 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 11 June 2004
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