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Navy Yard built Rocket Ships

April 3, 2009

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During World War II, the Shipyard built scores of LSMs, (Landing Ship, Medium). One special type of LSM was configured to shoot rockets in support of troop landing operations. Two dozen LSM(R)s “Landing Ship, Medium, Rocket” were built here in 1944-1945. The ship in this photo, Hull number 197 was built in North Charleston. In the photo it is firing on Okinawa.

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