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USS LSM-327


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Kilo - Oscar
NVKO
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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 7 June 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 15 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-327, 14 October 1944, LTjg. Joseph F. Burdett USNR in command (may 1945)
  • During World War II USS LSM-327 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
  • Following World War II USS LSM-327 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 2 October 1945
  • 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.
    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-327 57k USS LSM-327 beached at Guam, date unknown. Robert Phillips USS LSM-327
    LSM-327 57k USS LSM-327 crew member manning one of the 20mm guns, date and location unknown. Robert Phillips USS LSM-327

    The history extract for USS LSM-327 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officer
    01LTjg. Burdett, Joseph F., USNR14 October 1944 - ?
    02LTjg. Erikson, R. J.May 1945

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Commissioning Ceremony Program
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