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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
- Luzon operation;
(a) Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
- Consolidation of the Southern Philippines;
(a) Palawan Islands landings, 28 February to 1 March 1945
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 keel laying plaque, 29 January 1944, Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
||LSM-127 and LSM-126 ready for launching at Navy Yard Charleston, Charleston, S.C., 15 March 1944.
||Robert Hall USS Tidewater
||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 at Leyte P.I., 1944
||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).
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Last Updated 28 May 2004
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