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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)
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-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:
LSM Flotilla Eleven;
LSM Group Thirty-One;
LSM Division Sixty-One
Following World War II USS LSM-106 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
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
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|17 September 1945 to 3 October 1945
|15 October 1945 to 28 March 1946
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-106 enroute from Pearl Harbor to San Pedro, CA., June 1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-106 conducting an underway replenishment, date and place unknown.
||Ralph Donolrio USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-106 under way in San Francisco Bay, early July 1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 79853. Courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
|Daniel H. Deaton, MOMM3/c USS LSM-106
The history extract for USS LSM-106 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Hicks, Russell B., USNR||17 November 1944 - November 1945|
|02||LTjg. Friebus, Robert F., USNR||November 1945 - January 1946|
|03||LTjg. Reardon, Francis J., USNR||January 1946 - June 1946|
|04||LTjg. Janowitz, Saul H., USNR||June 1946 - November 1946|
|05||ENS. Looker, Robert, ENS USN (USNA 1946)||November 1946 - 10 February 1947|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
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