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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 - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 24 May 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
Launched, 18 August 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-324, 23 September 1944, LT. Rowland E. Starr USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-324 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
LSM Group Twenty-Four, LCDR. B. D. Lindman USNR;
LSM Division Forty-Seven
Following World War II USS LSM-324 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 4 September to 2 October 1945
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" (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-69, USS LSM-324 and USS LSM-228 and two
unidentified LSMs beached, date and location unknown.
||Ray Hinea to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-324 and USS LSM-325 moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||A.J. Higgins & Peter Runge to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-324 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Starr, Rowland E., USNR||23 September 1944 - ?|
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