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LSM-116


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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-116, 6 December 1944, LCDR Guy B. Hamby, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-116 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Following World War II LSM-116 performed occupation duty until directed to return to the US
  • Decommissioned, 27 April 1946
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown)
  • Sold in October 1958, to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA., and converted to a workboat for Alaskan service, named Alaska Roughneck
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LSM-116 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl.)
    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, four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Accommodations 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-116 69k LSM-116, loading for the Okinawa Invasion at Saipan, March 1945. Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-116 49k LSM-116 lying off Okinawa, date unknown. Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-116 25k LSM-116 during invasion of Okinawa. The LST in the middle background is on fire after being hit by a Japanese kamikaze, circa 1 to 3 April 1945. Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-116 25k LSM-116 during invasion of Okinawa, circa 1 to 3 April 1945. Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-116 45k LSM-116, first sighting of Guam, (date unknown). Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-116 66k A 2nd Marine Division tank exits LSM-116 at Saipan after the invasion of Okinawa. Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-467 65k Port stern quarter photo of LSM-467, LSM-116, and LSM-415, nested at Sasebo Harbor, Kyushu, Japan, circa 10 to 15 November 1945. Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, LSM-467, LSM-49, Collection, Photo 125
    LSM-357/341/116 49k LSM-357, LSM-341 and LSM-116 during occupation duty at Wakayama, Japan, September 1945. Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-116/415 55k Eleven LSM's in convoy from Wakayama, Japan to the Philippines. LSM-116 is in foreground, and LSM-415 is off her port stern quarter, (date unknown). Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-116/276 48k LSM-116 and LSM-276 beached, during occupation duty, Wakayama, Japan, September 1945. Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-116 48k LSM-116 beached, during occupation duty, Wakayama, September 1945. Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-116 70k Church services aboard LSM-116 on the way to Guam. She is loaded with rescue floatation tanks used in raising sunken ships, date unknown. Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-116 48k LSM-116, beached, date and place unknown. Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-116 51k LSM-116, carrying her load for Wakayama, Japan Occupation. Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    LSM-116/117 65k LSM-116 at left and LSM-117 at right, Green Beach, Tulagi, Solomon Islands, date unknown. Photo by H. E. Freeman PhM/1c, LSM-116
    now in the collection of Robert C. Lozmack, BM/2c, LSM-116 and LSM-467
    Commercial Service
    LSM-111 69k ex-LSM-116 in commercial service as the workboat Alaska Roughneck, underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-111 137k ex-LSM-116 in commercial service as the workboat Alaska Roughneck, and ex-LSM-111 in commercial service as the workboat Alaska Contractor beached in Alaskan waters, date unknown USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-111/116 106k ex-LSM-116 in commercial service as the workboat Alaska Roughneck, and ex-LSM-111 in commercial service as the workboat Alaska Contractor beached in Alaskan waters, date unknown USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-116 117k ex-LSM-116 in commercial service as the workboat Alaska Roughneck, looking forward on the converted tank deck. Note: the bridge is now forward and located on what was originally the forward gun deck, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-116 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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