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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

USS LSM-84 was sold to South Korea and named ROKS Neongna (LSM-659
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 22 August 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 15 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-84, 10 October 1944, LT. Robert L. Anderson USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-84 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Six (flagship), CDR. A. R. Quinn USN;
    LSM Group Seventeen, (flagship) LCDR. C. H. Johnson, USNR;
    LSM Division Thirty-Four and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 17 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-84 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 7 October to 14 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 10 May 1946
  • Laid up in Reserve
  • Loaned under terms of the Security Assistance Program to South Korea, 3 July 1956
  • Sold outright to South Korea, 5 November 1974, named ROCS Neongna (LSM-659
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 1974
  • USS LSM-84 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    Beam 34' 6"
    light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
    fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    one twin bow mounted 40mm gun
    four single 20mm gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) Diesel engines, direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    twin propellers, 2,800shp

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    LSM-84 75k USS LSM-84 beached at Guadalcanal, date unknown. Photo captioned "Wolf and cousin at Guadalcanal" USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-84 48k USS LSM-84 and LCT-873 and numerous other amphibious craft at Yellow Beach, Okinawa, 3 April 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-84 105k USS LSM-84, LCT-1415 and LCT-1386 along with five LCVPs at Yellow Beach, Okinawa, 3 April 1945. The two LCTs are just visible beached at the left edge of the photo. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-84 98k USS LSM-84 standing off Yellow Beach, Okinawa while unloading into LCVPs, 3 April 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-84 82k USS LSM-84 and LCT-1415 beached on Yellow Beach, Okinawa while unloading vehicles, 3 April 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-84 95k USS LSM-84 beached at Okinawa while unloading mail and supplies. Note: that LCT-1381's stern is also visible in this photo. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-84 66k USS LSM-84 unloading an armored tracked vehicle on the beach at Okinawa alongside USS LST-71and an unidentified LST, date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-84 62k LSM-84 underway in San Francisco Bay, 1945-46. Note: the "Homeward Bound" pennant flying from the port yardarm.
    US Navy photo # NH 81397 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-84 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Anderson, Robert L., USNR10 October 1944 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Myers, Francis J., USNRDecember 1945 - 10 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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