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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, 9 June 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
Launched, 22 September 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-328, 21 October 1944, LT. Lewis F. Nord USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-328 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 followung campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 16 April to 18 May 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-328 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 7 to 21 November 1945
Decommissioned, 31 May 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-328 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 March 1948, to Basalt Rock Co., Inc., Napa, CA.
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-328 and USS LSM-380 beached at Guam in 1945
||Nick Roth to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-328 moored outboard starboard to, in a nest of nine LSMs. Two nests of LSTs are in the background. Location and date
||Submitted by Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-467, USS LSM-49
Photo by Rev. Gordon D. Dorian, RM2/c, USS LSM-377
The history extract for USS LSM-328 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Nord, Lewis F., USNR||21 October 1944 - ?|
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