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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)

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, LT. Sidney C. Schoenberger, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-102 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Nine, CDR. D. L. Francis USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Six (flagship), LCDR. L. Brouwer, USN;
    LSM Division Fifty-One
  • Following World War II USS LSM-102 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    20 September 1945 to 5 October 1945
    19 October 1945 to 29 March 1946
  • Decommissioned, 31 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" (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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    USS LSM-102
    LSM-102 94k USS LSM-102 in the Russell Islands, date unknown. Bob Magnuson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-102 47k USS LSM-102 at Leyte, September 1945. Kathleen McNamara for her father Robert A McNamara USS LSM-102
    HS Toyrnas (L-162)
    LSM-102 76k 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). Tony Vrailas
    LSM-102 71k HS Ipopliarchos Toyrnas (L-162) under way, circa 1971, location unknown. Robert Hurst
    LST-325 96k 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
    US Naval Historical Center
    Potter County 340k Greek amphibious ships moored at the Salamis Naval Base, Greece, 31 August 1979.
    From left to right:
    Ex-USS LSM-399 - HS Ipopliarkhos Roussen (L-164)
    Ex-USS LSM-45 - HS Ipopliarkhos Grigoropoulos (L-161)
    Ex-USS LSM-102 - HS Ipopliarchos Toyrnas (L-162)
    Ex-USS Potter County (LST-1086) - HS Ikaria (L-154)
    Ex-USS Page County (LST-1076) - HS Kriti (L-171)
    Ex-USS Boone County (LST-389) - HS Lesbos (L-172)
    Ex-USS Bowman County (LST-391) - HS Rodos (L-157)
    Ex-USS LST-325 - HS Syros (L-144)
    Defense Imagery Photo # VIRIN: DN-SC-82-00333 by PHC C. Pedrick USN.
    Robert Hurst

    The history extract for LSM-102 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Schoenberger, Sidney C., USNR9 November 1944 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Von Dollen, Frederick C., USNRDecember 1945 - August 1946
    03ENS. Lehman, Alfred W., USNRAugust 1946 - 31 October 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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