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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Bravo - Papa
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)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 7 April 1944, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
Launched, 3 June 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-212, 5 July 1944, LT. William W. Gosling USNR in command
During WWII USS LSM-212 was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Three, CDR. W. F Morrison USN (35);
LSM Group Eight, LCDR. J. G. Blanche USN (25);
LSM Division Sixteen and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 3 April 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-212 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 7 December 1945 to 7 February 1946
Decommissioned, 19 July 1946
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-212 earned one battle star for World War II service
Sold in July 1959, to Hugo Neu Steel Products Corp., New York, N.Y. for conversion to a barge
Final Disposition, ran aground and broke up, 6 February 1963, off Molokai Island, HI.
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
landing, 5' 3"
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 12.5 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
one twin bow mounted 40mm AA gun mount
six single 20mm gun mounts
Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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.
two Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
twin propellers 2,800shp
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||LSM-212 side launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 3 June 1944.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||from left to right USS LSM-273, USS LSM-95, USS LSM-175, USS LSM-212 and an unidentified LSM moored in a nest at Apra Harbor, Guam, 28 November 1945.
||Don Belcher to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-212 and an unidentified LSM probably off Okinawa, date unknown.
||Photo by William Bohmert LSM-185
USS LSM-137 at Cebu, P.I., to transport the Americal division to Yokohama, Japan 30 August 1945. In the background are;
USS LSM-4, and
Photo was taken from USS LSM-186
||Photo by Ken Roberts Engineering Officer USS LSM-186
The history extract for USS LSM-212 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Gosling, William W., USNR||5 July 1944 - ?|
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