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USS LSM-200


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Alpha - Romeo
NVAR
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 21 September 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 17 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-200, 11 December 1944, LTjg. Robert P. Hallenbeck USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-200 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Sixteen;
    LSM Group Forty-Six;
    LSM Division Ninety-One;
  • Decommissioned, 19 July 1946
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold in September 1958 to Paul E. McDaniel, Houston, TX., fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    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)
    Complement
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    Armament
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    Propulsion
    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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    LSM-200 49k USS LSM-200 approaching the beach at Amphibious Training Base Camp Bradford, VA. during an amphibious exercise for the Army-Navy Staff College at ATB Camp Bradford, 19 February 1945. Note the smoke laying and the F4U Corsairs overhead performing strafing maneuvers.
    US Navy photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-200 51k USS LSM-200 beached at Amphibious Training Base Camp Bradford, VA. during an amphibious exercise for the Army-Navy Staff College at ATB Camp Bradford, 19 February 1945. Note the F4U Corsairs strafing the beachhead giving a note of realism to the exercise.
    US Navy photo # NH 304549 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-200 76k USS LSM-200, the squadron flagship, leads the squadron in file order during maneuvers off the Virginia coast, July 1945. Chuck Kramer, USS LSM-200 & YDG 11
    LSM-200 46k USS LSM-200 preparing for a beaching at Cove Point, Virginia Beach. Note officers and bridge crewmen on bridge atop the conning tower and a sister LSM maneuvering astern, July 1945. Chuck Kramer, USS LSM-200 & YDG 11
    LSM-200 41k USS LSM-200 beached at Cove Point, Virginia Beach, July 1945. Crew member is "Sparks" Amico Chuck Kramer, USS LSM-200 & YDG 11
    LSM-200 27k USS LSM-200 beached at Cove Point, Virginia Beach, July 1945. Crew member at far right is "Butch" Zerrillo Chuck Kramer, USS LSM-200 & YDG 11
    LSM-200 62k USS LSM-200 beached, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-304 59k USS LSM-200 and LSM-304 moored pierside, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for LSM-200 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Hallenbeck. Robert P., USNR11 December 1944 - ?
    02LT. Zaugg, J.V.W., USNRMay 1945

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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