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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:
|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
Sold for commercial service, 10 March 1948, to Maritime Transport & Trading Co., Ltd., New York, N.Y.
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1963
USS LSM(R)-192 received one battle star for World War II service
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.)
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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||USS LSM(R)-192 at anchor, nested with USS LSM(R)-199 and LSM(R)-198, date and location unknown.
||Photo Courtesy Jim Tusing LSM-372,
Editor "Alligator Alley" The Newsletter
of the USS LSM - LSMR Association
||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.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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
Last Updated 2 August 2013
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