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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
    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 63k LSM-123 and LSM-338 landing Army occupation forces at Wakayama, Japan, 23 September 1945. Bob Jager to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-120 77k 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-120 20k 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).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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