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USS LSM-331


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - kilo - Whiskey
NVKW
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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)



USS LSM-331 was transferred to Spain redesignated LSM-2
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down. 27 June 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 13 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-331, 11 November 1944, LT. Bertram Meyer, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-331 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS LSM-331 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 6 July 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR.
  • Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred, 25 March 1960, to Spain, redesignated LSM-2
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by Spanish Navy in 1976, fate unknown
    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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    USS LSM-331
    LSM-331 131k USS LSM-331 entering the Panama Canal with the assistance of two tugs while enroute to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-331 62k USS LSM-331 underway , date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-331 40k USS LSM-331 underway , date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-154 209k LSMs from left to right:
    USS LSM-154,
    USS LSM-159,
    USS LSM-331,
    USS LSM-333,
    USS LSM-153, and
    USS LSM-280,
    beached at Senami, Honshu Island, Japan, circa late-1945 early-1946.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-331 55k USS LSM-331 moored with another LSM at Yokohama in September, 1945 as a typhoon was approaching. The LSMs were ordered out of port but could not depart as the weather kept them from leaving their moorings.
    Photo by M.V. "Vince" Moon USS LSM-463, Caption by Gary Ruskin.
    Steve Moon for his father H.V. "Vince" Moon USS LSM-463
    LSM-2
    LSM-331 47k Ex-USS LSM-331 in Spanish Naval service as LSM-2 underway , date and location unknown.
    Official Spanish Navy photo from ?Jane's Fighting Ships 1967-1968."
    Mike Green

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-331 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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