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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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 23 September 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 14 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-101, 8 November 1944, LT. Rodeheaver H. Hicks USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-101 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Nine, CDR. D. L. Francis USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Six, LCDR. L. Brouwer, USN;
    LSM Division Fifty-One
  • Following World War II USS LSM-101 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 21 March 1946
  • Decommissioned, 6 November 1946
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold, 28 October 1958, to Ship Supply Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y., for conversion to a barge, 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-101 102k USS LSM-101 and Kiasutha (YTB-463) under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-101 71k USS LSM-101 and USS LSM-208 beached while unloading cargo of the 136th Naval Construction Battalion, Japan, 30 August 1945. Col R.H. Hicks to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-101 66k USS LSM-101 moored pierside at Tokyo, Japan, 1945 Col R.H. Hicks to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-101 81k USS LSM-101 beached at the Loran Station at O Shima, Japan (south of Tokyo Bay) Col R.H. Hicks to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-101 48k USS LSM-101 under way in San Francisco Bay in 1946.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 79852. Courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-414 36k USS LSM-282, USS LSM-101 and USS LSM-414 beached, date and location unknown. Raymond Adams ENS USNR

    The history extract for USS LSM-101 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Hicks, Rodeheaver Halsey, USNR8 November 1944 - 28 November 1945
    02LTjg. Grassmuck, George Ludwig, USNR28 November 1945 - 1946
    03ENS. Borbidge, John Joseph, ENS USN, (USNA 1946)1946 - 6 November 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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