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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
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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)
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, date unknown, at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
Launched, date unknown
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 and participated in the following campaigns:
Following World War II USS LSM-212 performed occupation duty in the Far East
Decommissioned, 19 July 1946
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
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.
USS LSM-212 earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 3 April 1945
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" o.a.
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 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 Capacity 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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||USS LSM-212 side launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE., date unknown.
||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-177 beached at Legaspi, southern Luzon, P.I. Mount Mayon, 2,421 ft. looms in the background. Photo was taken from USS LSM-132, date unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
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 DANFS 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).
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Last Updated 21 November 2008
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