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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
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)-198 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following 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
Final Disposition, sold, 10 March 1948, to Transport & Trading Co., Ltd., New York, N.Y., fate unknown. USS LSM(R)-199 earned one battle star for World War II service
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)
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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||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
||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
||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
||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.
The DANFS history extract for LSM(R)-199 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, ©1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Cobb, Charles D. USNR||12 December 1944 - ?|
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 20 December 2013
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