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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 (date unknown) at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-101, 8 November 1944, LT. Rodeheaver H. Hicks, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-101 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-101 performed occupation duty until returning to the US
  • 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" oa
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    Complement 5 officers, 54 enlisted
    Armament one single 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
    Troop Capacity 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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    LSM-101 102k LSM-101 and Kiasutha (YTB-463) underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-101 71k LSM-101 and 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 LSM-101 moored pierside at Tokyo, Japan, 1945 Col R.H. Hicks to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-101 81k 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 LSM-101 underway in San Francisco Bay, 1946
    US Navy photo # NH 79852 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-414 36k LSM-282, LSM-101 and LSM-414 beached, date and place unknown. Raymond Adams ENS USNR

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-101 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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