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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)

USS LSM-329 was transferred to Spain redesignated LSM-1
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:
    LSM Flotilla Six, CDR. A. R. Quinn USN;
    LSM Group Eighteen, LCDR. J. M. Fabre, USNR;
    LSM Division Thirty-Six 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

  • Following World War II USS LSM-329 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 December 1945 to 19 February 1946
  • 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
  • USS LSM-329 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • 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
    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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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)
    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-329
    LSM-329 48k USS LSM-329 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-329 61k USS LSM-329 under way in San Francisco Bay, circa March-May 1946.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 83264, courtesy D.M McPherson, 1975.
    Leo Whelam to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-329 774k Ex-USS LSM-329 moored at Camargo, Spain in June 2010 awaiting scrapping. Enrique Saiz Pechero
    LSM-329 765k
    LSM-329 655k

    The history extract for USS LSM-329 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officer
    01LTjg. Unger, Robert M., USNR28 October 1944 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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