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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Korean Service Medal (1) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korean War Service Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down (date unknown) at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-429, 15 February 1945, LT. Samuel Q. Atkinson, USNR, in command
During World War II LSM-428 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 24 June 1947, at NOB Guam, Marianas Islands
Transferred, 24 June 1947, to the US Army Transportation Service
Returned to US Navy custody in 1950 and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
Placed in service as USNS T-LSM-429
During the Korean War USNS T-LSM-429 participation in the:
Placed out of service (date unknown)
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Sold (date unknown), to Alaska Freight Lines Inc., Seattle, WA., converted to a barge
Final Disposition, scrapped, during the 1970s
LSM-429 received one battle star for Korean service
- First U.N. Counter Offensive, 13 to 29 March 1951
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t.(landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6"
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-429 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., date unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-429 at anchor in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
US Navy photo # NH 83274 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1975.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-429 moored alongside LSM-381 date and location unknown.
||Ken Jankowski for his father John "Ski" Jankowski MOmm2/c USS LSM
The DANFS history extract for LSM-429 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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Last Updated 16 February 2007
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