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USS LSM-122


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Juliet - Juliet
NVJJ
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, 28 October 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co, Houston TX.
  • Launched, 18 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-122, 14 December 1944, LT. John L. Kuhn USNR in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-122 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-Eight and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 29 April to 18 May 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-122 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 23 September 1945 to 6 March 1946
  • Decommissioned, 29 May 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-122 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 January 1948, to Fairbanks Morse & Co., Chicago, IL.
    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 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)
    Propulsion
    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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    LSM-122 43k USS LSM-122 in the foreground with USS LST-968 just visible in the background at Sasebo, Kyushu, Japan, 10 November 1945 Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, USS LSM-467, Collection, slide number 024
    LSM-122 49k USS LSM-122 under way in San Francisco Bay, circa 1945-46.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 79855. Courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-122 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT Kuhn, John L., USNR14 December 1944 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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