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USS LSM-332


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - kilo - Yankee
NVKY
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 4 July 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 20 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-332, 18 November 1944, LTjg. Richard W. Trenkner USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-332 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Four, LCDR. B. D. Lindman USNR;
    LSM Division Forty-Eight
  • Following World War II USS LSM-332 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 18 October to 14 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 23 June 1947, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck From the Naval Register in 1958
  • Final Disposition, sold in July 1958, to Dulien Steel Products Inc., Seattle, WA, converted to a barge, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    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 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)
    Propulsion
    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-332 45k USS LSM-332 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
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    LSM-332 64k USS LSM-332 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for LSM-332 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officer
    01LTjg. Trenkner, Richard W., USNR18 November 1944 - ?

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