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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Juliet - Juliet
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:
|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.
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-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
||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).
|01||LT. Kuhn, John L., USNR||14 December 1944 - 29 December 1945|
|02||LTjg. Sowards Jr., C. E., USNR (temporary)||29 December 1945 January 1946|
|03||LT. Kuhn, John L., USNR||January1946 0 February 1946|
|04||LTjg. Wooden, Paul E., USNR||February 1946 - 29 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Action Report - Landing of Occupation Forces, Nagasaki Japan, September 1945
Last updated 22 June 2018
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