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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)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 20 July 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 3 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-334, 2 December 1944, LTjg. Harold W. Halling USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-334 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Twelve, LCDR. A. F. Dineen USN (22)
    LSM Group Thirty-four, LCDR. V.W. Webb USNR;
    LSM Division Sixty-Eight and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 18 May to 3 June 1945
  • Following World War II USS LSM-334 was assigned to Occupation in the Far East from 1 November 1945 to 1 January 1946
  • Decommissioned, 22 June 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck From the Naval Register in 1946
  • USS LSM-334 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 1 March 1948, to Crowley Launch & Tugboat Co., San Francisco, CA., 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-334 182k USS LSM-334 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-334 46k USS LSM-334 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-112 95kUSS LSM-112 and USS LSM-334 entering USS ABSD-6 together at Guam, Marianas Islands, 27 July 1945. In the background LSM-426 and LSM-276 USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-334 35k USS LSM-334 under way in San Francisco Bay, circa 1946.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 83265, courtesy D.M McPherson, 1975.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-334 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officer
    01LTjg. Halling, Harold W., USNR2 December 1944 - ?

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