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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - 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-327, 14 October 1944, LTjg. Joseph F. Burdett, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-327 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 2 May 1946, at Orange TX.
  • Struck From the Naval Register in 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in October 1946 to A.G. Schoonmaker, New York, N.Y.
    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-327 71k Cover of LSM-327 commissioning ceremony brochure, 14 October 1944. Robert Phillips USS LSM-327
    LSM-327 85k Schedule of events from the LSM-327 commissioning ceremony brochure, 14 October 1944. Robert Phillips USS LSM-327
    LSM-327 98k LSM-327 commissioning crew list. Robert Phillips USS LSM-327
    LSM-327 57k LSM-327 beached at Guam, date unknown. Robert Phillips USS LSM-327
    LSM-327 57k LSM-327 crew member manning one of the 20mm guns, date and place unknown.. Robert Phillips USS LSM-327

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-327 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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