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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
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
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS LSM-106, 17 November 1944, LTjg. Russell B. Hicks, USNR, in command
LSM-106 was assigned to the Asiatic Pacific Theater but saw no action during WWII
Decommissioned, 10 February 1947
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sold, November 1958, to Commercial Metals Co., Dallas, TX., 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 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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||LSM-106 underway enroute from Pearl Harbor to San Pedro, CA., June 1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-106 underway an underway replenishment evolution, date and place unknown.
||Ralph Donolrio USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-106 underway in San Francisco Bay, early July 1946.
US Navy photo # NH 79853 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
|Daniel H. Deaton, MOMM3/c USS LSM-106
The DANFS history extract for LSM-106 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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