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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 19474 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)
    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 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 57k LSM-429 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 18 January 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-429 50k 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
    LSM-380 81k USS LSM-429 moored alongside USS LSM-381 date and location unknown. Ken Jankowski for his father John "Ski" Jankowski MOmm2/c USS LSM 381

    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).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Atkinson, Samuel Q., USNR15 February 1945 - ?

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