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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 30 September 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 21 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-104, 13 November 1944, LTjg. Patrick Francis Cooney USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, 5 April 1949, at Charleston, S.C.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, November 1958, to Commercial Metals Co., Dallas, TX.
  • Final Disposition, MV Caribbean King (ex-USS LSM-104) sank , 17 October 1974, at 17.03N, 69.41W, off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, after a fire on board two days prior
    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-104 68k USS LSM-104 moored pierside at La Crosse Wisconsin, Navy Day, 27 November 1945. G. C. Hoskins to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for LSM-104 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Cooney, Patrick Francis, USNR13 November 1944 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Barnett Jr., John S., USNDecember 1945 - July 1946
    03LT. Johnson, David Alan, USNJuly 1946 - June 1947
    04LTjg. Gilrein, Donald J., USNRJune 1947 - 1947
    05LTjg. Whiddon, Chester Arland, USN1947 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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