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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (1) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korean War Service Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 2 December 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
Launched, 18 January 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-429, 15 February 1945, LT. Samuel Q. Atkinson USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-429 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR C. L. Weigle USN (27);
LSM Group Thirty-Nine, LCDR. J. M. Rose;
LSM Division Seventy-Eight;
Following World War II USS LSM-429 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|4 July 1946 to 23 May 1947||4 July 1946 to 23 May 1947
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 following campaign:
Korean War Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|First U.N. Counter Offensive, 13 to 29 March 1951
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USNS T-LSM-429 earned one battle star for Korean service
Sold, date unknown, to Alaska Freight Lines Inc., Seattle, WA., converted to a barge
Final Disposition, scrapped, during the 1970s
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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
two General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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-429 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 18 January 1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-429 at anchor in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 83274, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1975.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-429 moored alongside USS LSM-381 date and location unknown.
||Ken Jankowski for his father John "Ski" Jankowski MOmm2/c USS LSM
The history extract for USS LSM-429 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Atkinson, Samuel Q., USNR||15 February 1945 - ?|
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Last Updated 15 September 2017
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