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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS LSM-102 was transferred to Greece, renamed HS Ipopliarchos Toyrnas (L-162)
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-102, 9 November 1944, LTjg. Sidney C. Schoenberger, USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-102 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 28 October 1946
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to Greece, 3 November 1958, renamed HS Ipopliarchos Toyrnas (L-162)
Final Disposition, struck by the Greek Navy, hulk retained for cannibalization
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 AA gun mount, four single 20mm AA 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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||USS LSM-102 in the Russell Islands, date unknown.
||Bob Magnuson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
| HS Toyrnas (L-162)
||Ex USS LSM-102 in Greek naval service as HS Toyrnas (L-162) beached, in 1972 during a Greek Army exercise, location unknown. On the left is ex-USS LST-391 in Greek service as HS Rodos (L-157).
||Ex-USS LST-325 in Greek naval service as HS Syros (L-144) approaching the beach during a Royal Hellenic Navy amphibious operation, circa 1969. The stern of the LSM HS Ipopliarchos Toyrnas (L-162) is visible at the extreme left.
US Navy photo # NH 97466, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
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The DANFS history extract for LSM-102 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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