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American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 22 June 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 6 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-330, 6 November 1944, LT. Basil L. Sherrill USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-330 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Six, CDR. A. R. Quinn USN;
    LSM Group Eighteen, flagship, LCDR. J. M. Fabre, USNR;
    LSM Division Thirty-Six
  • Decommissioned, 28 October 1946
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Struck From the Naval Register in 1958
  • Final Disposition, sold in July 1959, to Ships Inc., Miami, FL., fate unknown
    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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    LSM-330 129k USS LSM-330 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-330 61k USS LSM-330 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-330 69k USS LSM-330 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-330 94k USS LSM-330 and USS LCI(G)-437 being assisted by two harbor tugs while entering USS ABSD-6 for dry docking at Apra Harbor, Guam, Marianas Islands, 5 June 1946.
    US Navy photo # 379476.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-330 52k USS LSM-330 under way in San Francisco Bay, 1946.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 79722, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-330 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officer
    01LT. Sherrill, Basil L., USNR6 November 1944 - ?

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