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|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 3 June 1945
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|95k||USS LSM(R)-193 underway, date and location unknown. She displays her rocket launchers. Outboard are six Mk 30 rocket launchers (rockets were loaded above and below each of three rails). They swung inboard for loading, outboard for firing, and could be elevated manually at 5 degree intervals. At 17 degree elevation the 5" finned rocket had a range of 5,550 yds, Mk 36 inboard, consisted of four modified aircraft rocket launchers (Mk 4) at a fixed 45 degree angle of elevation. It also fired the 5" finned aircraft rocket.
US Navy photo and text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
|68k||USS LSM(R)-193 underway, date and location unknown.||Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM-LSMR Association|
|77k||USS LSM(R)-193 underway, date and location unknown.||USS LSM-LSMR Association|
|177k||USS LSM(R)-193 protecting USS Hugh W. Hadley DD-774 at Radar Picket Station 15 off Okinawa on 11 May 1945.||Hugh Hudson RM2/c, USS LSM-467, USS LSM-49, Courtesy LTjg. Doug G. Aitken, USS Hadley (DD-774)|
|48k||USS LSM(R)-193 picking up the survivors of the USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD-774 ), 11 May 1945. LSMR-193 had earlier received Hadley's wounded. Other ships involved in the rescue were USS LCS(L)-83, USS Wadsworth (DD-516), USS Barber (APD-57), USS Tawakoni (ATF-114), and USS Deliver (ARS-23). Location of the kamikazes was Radar Picket #15, northwest of Okinawa and 35 miles from Point Bolo.||Hugh Hudson RM2/c, LSM-467, LSM-49, Courtesy LTjg. Doug G. Aitken, USS Hadley (DD-774)|
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