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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
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 USS LSM-127 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines<
Palawan Islands landings, 28 February to 1 March 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-127 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 10 September to 30 November 1945
Decommissioned, 22 March 1946, at Charleston Naval Station, Charleston, S.C.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-127 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 27 February 1948, to Southeastern Pipe Line Co., Atlanta, GA., 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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||Shipyard Newspaper "Produce to Win" article celebrating the keel laying of, LSM-126 and LSM-127 on 29 January 1944, the first LSMs to be built at
Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
US Navy Photo
||LSM-127 keel laying plaque, 29 January 1944, Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
||James family via Robert Hall
||LSM-127 and LSM-126 ready for launching at Navy Yard Charleston, Charleston, S.C., 15 March 1944.
||Robert Hall USS Tidewater
||Aerial view of Little Creek Amphibious Base, 1 August 1944. Ships that can be identified are
USS LSM-256, USS LSM-201,USS LSM-2, USS LSM-127,
USS LSM-203, USS LSM-16, USS LSM-126, USS LSM-134 and USS LSM-144. The two LSTs are unidentified.
US Navy photo.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-127 at Leyte P.I., 1944
||USS LSM-127 beaching on Panay Island, P.I., 8 September 1945.
US Navy photo # 350415.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for LSM-127 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Rodgers, Hewitt R., USNR||28 April 1944 - December 1945|
|02||LT. Harrell Jr., Lester E., USNR||December 1945 - 22 March 1946
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last updated 10 April 2020
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