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USS LSM-329 was transferred to Spain
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, 16 June 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 28 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-329, 28 October 1944, LTjg. Robert M. Unger, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-329 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 18 May to 4 June 1945
  • Decommissioned, 11 October 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
  • Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred, 29 March 1960, to Spain
  • Disposed of by Spanish Navy in 1976
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in the second half of 2010 at Camargo, Spain
  • USS LSM-329 received one battle star for World War II service
    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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    USS LSM-329
    LSM-329 48k LSM-329 underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-329 61k LSM-329 underway in San Francisco Bay, circa March-May 1946.
    US Navy photo # NH 83264 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M McPherson, 1975.
    Leo Whelam to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    USS LSM-329
    LSM-329 774k Ex-LSM-329 moored at Camargo, Spain in June 2010 awaiting scrapping. Enrique Saiz Pechero
    LSM-329 765k
    LSM-329 655k

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-329 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

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