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LSM-325


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory 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-325, 30 September 1944, LTjg. Robert H. McCanne, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-325 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in:
  • Decommissioned, 2 May 1946
  • Struck From the Naval Register in 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold, January 1947, to Ming-Sung Industrial Co., Ltd., fate unknown
  • LSM-325 received one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t.(landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6"
    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 Accommodations 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-325 98k LSM-325 launching at Pullman Standard Car Mfg. Co., Chicago, Il.
    US National Archives photo (NWDNS-19-N-70587)
    US National Archives
    LSM-163 134k Visible in the background is LSM-325 steaming in formation with LSM-163 and other LSMs, date and place unknown. Bob Lytle to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-325 72k LSM-325 underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-325 112k LSM-325 underway, date and place unknown. A.J. Higgins to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-324 74k LSM-325 and LSM-324 moored pierside, date and place unknown. A.J. Higgins & Peter Runge to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-325 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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