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USS LSM-325


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Kilo - Kilo
NVKK
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, 29 May 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 25 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-325, 30 September 1944, LTjg. Robert H. McCanne USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-325 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Six, CDR. A. R. Quinn USN;
    LSM Group Eighteen, LCDR. J. M. Fabre, USNR;
    LSM Division Thirty-Six and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 26 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-325 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 19 September to 2 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, 2 May 1946
  • Struck From the Naval Register in 1946
  • USS LSM-325 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, January 1947, to Ming-Sung Industrial Co., Ltd., fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    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 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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    Propulsion
    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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    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 USS LSM-325 steaming in formation with USS LSM-163 and other LSMs, date and place unknown. Bob Lytle to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-325 72k USS LSM-325 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-325 112k USS LSM-325 under way, date and location unknown. A.J. Higgins to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-324 74k USS LSM-325 and USS LSM-324 moored pierside, date and location unknown. A.J. Higgins & Peter Runge to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-325 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officer
    01LTjg. McCanne, Robert H., USNR30 September 1944 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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