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LSM-328


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL., (date unknown)
  • Launched, (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-328, 21 October 1944, LT. Lewis F. Nord, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-328 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 31 May 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck From the Naval Register, (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 March 1948, to Basalt Rock Co., Inc., Napa, CA.
  • LSM-328 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" o.a.
    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-328 53k LSM-328 and LSM-380 beached at Guam, 1945 Nick Roth to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-328 62k LSM-328 moored outboard starboard to, in a nest of nine LSMs. Two nests of LSTs are in the background. Location and date are unknown 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 DANFS history extract for LSM-328 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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