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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 28 October 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
Launched 18 November 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-121, 13 December 1944, LT. George A. Prideaux USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-121 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Twelve, LCDR. A. F. Dineen USN (22)
LSM Group Thirty-four, LCDR. V.W. Webb USNR;
LSM Division Sixty-Seven and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 20 April to 18 May 1945
Decommissioned, 22 April 1946
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-121 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold, October 1958, to Mason Construction & Engineering Co., Seattle, WA., 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)
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-121 beached, date and location unknown.
||Fran Herold to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for LSM-121 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Prideaux, George A., USNR||13 December 1944 - September 1945|
|02||ENS. Brogoitti, Bobby Clayton, USN||September 1945 - 30 October 1945|
|03||LTjg. Beattie Jr., Denny B., USNR||30 October 1945 - 22 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last updated 22 June 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|