The Gator Navy

The Gator Navy (HM196P)

Location: North Charleston, SC 29405 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 52.074', W 79° 57.917'

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This Landing Craft, a LSM (Landing Ship Medium)represents more than 150 Landing Craft-LLC's LSM'sLSMR's, LST's - built by the Charleston Naval Shipyardbetween 1942 and 1945. At the peak of the Landing Craftconstruction period, from January-December 1944,the shipyard launched 128 newly constructed LSM's -an astounding average of one every three days. During wartime, these LSM's, as part of our Afloat Amphibious Forces - The "Gator Navy" - delivered menand equipment ashore during numerous beachlandings, often in the face of enemy fire.
HM NumberHM196P
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 3:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 596804 N 3637116
Decimal Degrees32.86790000, -79.96528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 52.074', W 79° 57.917'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 52' 4.44" N, 79° 57' 55.02" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston SC 29405, US
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