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USS LSM-124


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Juliet - November
NVJN
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, 17 December 1944, LTjg. Edward M. Schempp, USNR in command
  • During World War II 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 194610 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" o.a.
    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)
    Endurance, 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    Complement
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    Armament
    one single bow mounted 40mm AA gun mount
    four single 20mm AA 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) Diesel engines, direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
    twin propellers

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    LSM-124 80k USS LSM-124 underway, date and location unknown. Robert Six LSM-232 to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-124 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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Crew Roster, 23 November 1945, Tokyo Bay, Japan
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