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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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 29 January 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 15 March 1944 Commissioned USS LSM-127, 28 April 1944, LT. Hewitt R. Rodgers, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-127 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 22 March 1946, at Charleston Naval Station, Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 27 February 1948, to Southeastern Pipe Line Co., Atlanta, GA., fate unknown
  • LSM-127 earned two battles star for World War II service
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t.(landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6"
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2kts, (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 Accommodations 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-127 61k LSM-127 keel laying plaque, 29 January 1944, Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. Robert Hall
    LSM-126 151k LSM-127 and LSM-126 ready for launching at Navy Yard Charleston, Charleston, S.C., 15 March 1944. Robert Hall USS Tidewater
    LSM-256 115k Arial view of Little Creek Amphibious Base, 1 August 1944. Ships that can be identified are LSM-256, LSM-201, LSM-2, LSM-127, LSM-203, LSM-16, LSM-126, LSM-134 and LSM-144. The two LSTs are unidentified.
    US Navy photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-127 30k LSM-127 at Leyte P.I., 1944 Brian White
    LSM-127 71k LSM-127 beaching on Panay Island, P.I., 8 September 1945.
    US Navy photo # 350415.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-127 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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