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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, 4 November 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston TX.
Launched, 25 November 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-123, 16 December 1944, LTjg. John T. Murray USN in command
During World War II USS LSM-123 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-123- was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Decommissioned, 29 December 1946, at NOB Guam, Marianas Islands
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-123 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, transferred foreign, fate unknown
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|20 September to 10 October 1945
|22 October to 28 March 1946
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-123 and USS LSM-338 landing Army occupation forces at Wakayama, Japan, 23
||Bob Jager to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||Left to Right, USS LSM-120, USS LSM-123 and USS LSM-338
landing Army occupation forces at Wakayama, Japan, 23 September 1945.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 351357
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-123 and USS LSM-120, beached at Wakayama, Japan, 25 September 1945.
||Joseph P. Haley
The history extract for USS LSM-123 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Murray, John T., USN||16 December 1944 - 31 January 1946|
|02||LTjg. Galvin, Andrew W., USNR||31 January 1946 - 11 April 1946|
|03||ENS. Hall, Hugh J., USNR||11 April 1946 - 29 December 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
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