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LSM-326


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 30 May 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 1 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-326, 7 October 1944, LT. J.H. Richardson, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-326 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 17 April 1946
  • Struck From the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, April 1947, to Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • LSM-326 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-326 69k LSM-326 and LSM-480 beached at Yokohama, Japan, 20 October 1945. Anthony J. Pacillo RM/2c USS LSM-326

    View Commissioning Ceremoney Program
    The DANFS history extract for LSM-326 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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