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USS LSM(R)-199


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Alpha - Papa
NVAP
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
    Specifications:
    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)
    Complement
    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
    Armament
    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.)
    Propulsion
    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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