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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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 18 December 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
Launched, 5 February 1945
Commissioned USS LSM-432, 28 February 1945, LT. Donald W. Alexander USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-432 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. W. R. McCaleb;
LSM Group Forty-One (flagship);
LSM Division Eighty-Two
Following World War II USS LSM-432 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following period:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|11 September to 21 December 1945||11 September to 21 December 1945
USS LSM-432 ran aground, 11 January 1947, off the east coast of Babuyan Island, Philippines
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, abandoned, August 1947
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-432 launch at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 5 February 1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-432 under way in San Diego Bay in 1945.
A Ted Stone photo.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-432 under way in Chinese waters in 1945.
||Robert Bennett to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-432 moored alongside of another LSM at Tientsin, China, 1945
||USS LSM-432, USS LSM-457 and LSM-433 nested at Tientsin, China, 1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-432 moored inboard of USS LSM-115 along with an unidentified destroyer moored
pierside at southside pier one, Tsingtao, China in 1945.
||Robert Morris, CO USS LSM-115
The history extract for USS LSM-432 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Alexander, Donald W., USNR||28 February 1945 - ?|
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Last Updated 26 January 2018
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