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LSM-106


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
    Specifications:
    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 78k LSM-106 underway enroute from Pearl Harbor to San Pedro, CA., June 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-106 126k LSM-106 underway an underway replenishment evolution, date and place unknown. Ralph Donolrio USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-106 60k 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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