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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-123, 16 December 1944, LTjg. John T. Murray, USN in command
During World War II LSM-123 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
Following World War II LSM-123 performed occupation duty in the Far East
Decommissioned, 29 December 1946, at NOB Guam, Mariana Islands
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, transferred to unknown foreign country, fate unknown
LSM-123 earned one battle star for World War II service
- Okinawa Gunto operation;
(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 29 April to 18 May 1945
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" oa
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 gun, four single 20mm gun mounts
Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
Troop Capacity 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-123 and LSM-338 landing Army occupation forces at Wakayama, Japan, 23 September 1945.
||Bob Jager to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||Left to Right, LSM-120, LSM-123 and LSM-338 landing Army occupation forces at Wakayama, Japan, 23 September 1945.
US Navy photo # NH 351357 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LSM-123 and LSM-120, beached at Wakayama, Japan, 25 September 1945.
||Joseph P. Haley
The DANFS history extract for LSM-123 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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