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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Juliet - November
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS LSM-124 was transferred to the Republic of China
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-124, 21 December 1944, LTjg. Edward M. Schempp USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-124 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
Following World War II USSLSM-124 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|4 September 1945 to 21 March 1946||
|10 April to 14 June 1946||10 April to 13 June 1946
Decommissioned, and Transferred to the Republic of China, 14 June 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, seized by Chinese Communist forces, October 1949, fate unknown
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-124 under way, date and location unknown.
||Robert Six LSM-232 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-124 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Schempp, Edward M., USNR||21 December 1944 - December 1945|
|02||ENS. Dodge, David, ENS. USNR||December 1945 - March 1946|
|03||LTjg. Sieja, Leonard, LTjg. USNR||March 1946 - 14 June 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
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