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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)
USN February 1945
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.
Assigned to LSM Flotilla Five, LSM Group Fourteen, LSM Division Twenty-Seven.
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.
On May 16, 1946 decommissioned at Norfolk, VA. Afterwards, struck from the Naval Register.
On November 10, 1946 sold for scrap to Capital Salvage and Sales Co. in Edgewater, NJ.
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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