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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:
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
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 18 May to 4 June 1945
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-329 underway, date and place unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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
||Ex-LSM-329 moored at Camargo, Spain in June 2010 awaiting scrapping.
||Enrique Saiz Pechero
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).
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