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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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
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 USS LSM-326 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:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 17 June 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-326 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 11 September to 28 November 1945
Decommissioned, 17 April 1946
Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-326 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, April 1947, to Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
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-326 and USS LSM-480 beached at Yokohama, Japan, 20 October 1945.
||Anthony J. Pacillo RM/2c USS LSM-326
The history extract for USS LSM-326 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Richardson, J. H., USNR||7 October 1944 - ?|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last Updated 11 August 2017
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