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USS LSM(R)-192

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Alpha - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Okinawa)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

LSM(R)-188 Class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket):
  • Laid down, 7 September 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 4 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM(R)-192, 21 November 1944, LTjg. Neal B. Hadsell USNR in command
  • During WWII USS LSM(R)-192 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Nine, CDR. D. L. Francis USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Seven (flagship), LCDR. J. H. Fulweiler USNR;
    LSM Division Fifty-Three and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945

  • Decommissioned, 26 February 1946, at Terminal Island Navy Yard, San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • USS LSM(R)-192 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Sold for commercial service, 10 March 1948, to Maritime Transport & Trading Co., Ltd., New York, N.Y.
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1963
    Displacement 758 t.(light), 983 t. (attack) 1,175 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    Beam 34' 6"
    light, 5' 4" (est. mean)
    attack, 5' 8" (est. mean)
    fully loaded, 7' 9" (est. mean)
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.)
    5 officers
    76 enlisted
    Armor 10-STS on conning tower, pilot-house, radio room, radar plot, and rocket control. 10-lb, ASPP around 40 and 20mm mounts and directors
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    seventy-five 4-rail MK36 rocket launchers
    thirty 6-rail MK 30 rocket launchers
    two General Motors 16-278A Diesel engines, (non-reversible with airflex clutch), direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    two Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    twin propellers, 2,800shp
    Endurance, 3,000miles @ 12kts. (est.)

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    LSMR-192 52k USS LSM(R)-192 at anchor, nested with USS LSM(R)-199 and USS LSM(R)-198, date and location unknown. Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
    Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
    of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSMR-192 429k Model of USS LSM(R)-192 built by John MacKay. The model is in 1/48th scale and is approximately 51 inches long and 15 inches tall. The hull is a standard LSM hull made by John Tombaugh in fiberglass. The topside hull fittings such as the 20mm and 40mm guns, 5 inch 38 gun, liferafts, and ammo ready storage lockers were also obtained from commercial outlets, but everything else is scratch built. John MacKay in honor of his father Ronald R. MacKay Sr., RD2/c USS LSM(R)-192, 1944-45.
    LSMR-192 484k

    The history extract for USS LSM(R)-192 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, ©1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Hadsell, Neal B., USNR21 November 1944 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Wydeen, Russell D., USNRDecember 1945 - 26 February 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS LSMR 188 - 199
    C.T.G. 52.21 (LSM Flotilla Nine)'s Action Report IE SHIMA and Southeastern OKINAWA, 2 April through 20 April 1945
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