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USS LSM(R)-199

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Alpha - Papa
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, 6 September 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 14 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM(R)-199, 12 December 1944, LT. Charles D. Cobb, USNR, in command
  • During WWII USS LSM(R)-199 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Nine, CDR. D. L. Francis USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Seven, LCDR. J. H. Fulweiler USNR;
    LSM Division Fifty-Four and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 17 June 1945

  • Decommissioned, 1 February 1946, at Terminal Island Navy Yard, San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • USS LSM(R)-199 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 10 March 1948, to Transport & Trading Co., Ltd., New York, N.Y., fate unknown
    Displacement 758 t. (light), 826 t.(attack) 1,004 t. (fl)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft 6' 6" (lim)
    Speed 12.9 kts. (trial)
    5 officers
    76 enlisted
    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 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four 4.2 mortars
    85 rocket launchers
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Endurance 3,000 miles @ 12kts. (est.)
    two General Motors 16-278A Diesel engines
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    two Diesel-drive 29Kw 120V D.C.
    twin propellers, 2,800shp

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    LSMR-196 73k USS LSM(R)-196, USS LSM(R)-190 and LSM(R)-199 firing rockets off Tokishi Shima, March 1945
    US Navy photo # N-26605.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSMR-199 67k USS LSM(R)-199 firing her rockets, during the invasion of Ie Shima, 16 April 1945. In the background is Mt. Gosuki. Note: smoke from the bombardment all along the beach area. This photo was probably taken from West Virginia (BB-48).
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-K-4723.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSMR-192 52k USS LSM(R)-199 at anchor, nested with USS LSM(R)-192 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-196/198/199 103k Seven LSM(R)s comprising Groups 53 and 54 arriving home at the Port of Los Angeles, 8 October 1945, after the conclusion of World War II. Identifiable in this photo in the second row of ships are, from outboard to inboard, USS LSM(R)-199, USS LSM(R)-188 and USS LSM(R)-196. A "Los Angeles Herald Express" photo. Jana Teehan

    The history extract for USS LSM(R)-199 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, ©1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Cobb, Charles D. USNR12 December 1944 - ?

    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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