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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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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-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).
|01||LTjg. Cooney, Patrick Francis, USNR||13 November 1944 - December 1945|
|02||LTjg. Barnett Jr., John S., USN||December 1945 - July 1946|
|03||LT. Johnson, David Alan, USN||July 1946 - June 1947|
|04||LTjg. Gilrein, Donald J., USNR||June 1947 - 1947|
|05||LTjg. Whiddon, Chester Arland, USN||1947 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
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