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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, 14 October 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 4 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-111, 26 November 1944, ENS. Ralph D. Cline, USN in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-111 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eleven;
    LSM Group Thirty-One;
    LSM Division Sixty-One
  • Following World War II USS LSM-111 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 16 September to 1 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, 4 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, date unknown,) for merchant service, resold in 1963, to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA., converted to a work boat for Alaskan service, and named Alaska Constructor, resold in 1968, to Chignik Fisheries Co., Juneau, AK. and converted to a barge, fate unknown
    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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    USS LSM-111
    LSM-111 71k USS LSM-111 and LCT-1203 beached at Okinawa in the fall of 1945. Submitted by Jon Strupp for
    Thomas Malke USS LSM-111
    LSM-111 84k USS LSM-111 beached at Okinawa in the fall of 1945. The two officers in this photo are left, LT. Ralph Dale Cline, the commanding officer, and right, LTjg. Edward H. Judson Submitted by Jon Strupp for
    Thomas Malke USS LSM-111
    LSM-111 69k USS LSM-111 and USS LSM-474 moored in a nest at Nagasaki, Japan, date unknown. Tom O'Connor to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Merchant Service
    LSM-111 61k Ex-LSM-111 in merchant service as the workboat Alaska Constructor, underway in Alaskan waters, date unknown. Photo by Steve McCutcheon, Mac's Foto, Anchorage. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-111 137k Alaska Constructor, and ex-LSM-116 in merchant service as the workboat Alaska Roughneck beached in Alaskan waters, date unknown USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for LSM-111 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Cline, Ralph Dale, USN26 November 1944 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Wahley, John W.,USNRDecember 1945 - 4 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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