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USS LSM-212


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Bravo - Papa
NVBP
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:

    Asiatic-Pacific 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.
    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
    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)
    Complement
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    Armament
    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
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    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.
    two Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    twin propellers 2,800shp

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    LSM-212 54k LSM-212 side launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., 3 June 1944. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-95 115k 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
    LSM-212 911k USS LSM-212 and an unidentified LSM probably off Okinawa, date unknown. Photo by William Bohmert LSM-185
    LSM-137 316k USS LSM-137 at Cebu, P.I., to transport the Americal division to Yokohama, Japan 30 August 1945. In the background are; USS LSM-256, USS LSM-107, USS LSM-177, USS LSM-212, USS LSM-83, USS LSM-82, USS LSM-134, USS LSM-4, and USS LSM-17, 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).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Gosling, William W., USNR5 July 1944 - ?

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