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  USS LSM-201
USN
LSM-1 Class
Landing Ship Medium

520 Tons (Empty)
1,095 Tons (Full Load)
203' 6" x 5'6" x 5' 9"
1 x 5" gun
2 x 40mm guns
3 x 20mm AA guns
75 x Mark 36 rockets
30 x Mark 30 rockets (removed April 1945)

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USN February 1945
Ship History
Built by Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE. Laid down December 24, 1943. Launched February 26, 1944. Commissioned April 14, 1944 as USS LSM-201 with Ensign Albert J. Buchinsky in command.

Wartime History
Assigned to LSM Flotilla Five, LSM Group Fourteen, LSM Division Twenty-Seven.

Wartime History
During February 1945 part of the U. S. invasion force bound of Iwo Jima. Several days after the initial landing, photographed unloading on the invasion beach with supplies piled with 133rd Naval Construction Battalion (NCB) "Seabees" handling the supplies.

For her World War II service, LSM-201 earned one battle star for Iwo Jima.

Postwar
On May 16, 1946 decommissioned at Norfolk, VA. Afterwards, struck from the Naval Register.

Fate
On November 10, 1946 sold for scrap to Capital Salvage and Sales Co. in Edgewater, NJ.

References
NavSource - USS LSM-201
National Museum of the U. S. Navy - USS LSM-201

LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces Volume II (1997) by John Mark Jackson

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Last Updated
August 4, 2020

 

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