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North Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Gator Navy

 
 
The Gator Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 16, 2013
1. The Gator Navy Marker
Inscription. This Landing Craft, a LSM (Landing Ship Medium) represents more than 150 Landing Craft-LLC's LSM's LSMR's, LST's - built by the Charleston Naval Shipyard between 1942 and 1945. At the peak of the Landing Craft construction 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 men and equipment ashore during numerous beach landings, often in the face of enemy fire.
 
Location. 32° 52.074′ N, 79° 57.917′ W. Marker is in North Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Everglades Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the eastern terminus Everglades Avenue, near the Cooper Riverfront. Marker is in this post office area: North Charleston SC 29405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greyhounds Of The Fleet (here, next to this marker); 41 For Freedom (here, next to this marker); Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wooden Ships And Iron Men (within shouting distance of this marker);
The Gator Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 16, 2013
2. The Gator Navy Marker
The Navy Base (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charleston Naval Yard Officers' Quarters Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charleston Navy Yard Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charleston Naval Hospital Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Charleston.
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
The Gator Navy Marker (Center) with the 41 for Freedom (l) and Greyhounds Of The Fleet (r) memorials image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 16, 2013
3. The Gator Navy Marker (Center) with the 41 for Freedom (l) and Greyhounds Of The Fleet (r) memorials
USS LSM-114 beached at Wakayama, Japan after off loading equipment for the occupation image. Click for full size.
By USS LSM / LSMR Association, 1945.
4. USS LSM-114 beached at Wakayama, Japan after off loading equipment for the occupation
USS LSM(R)-194 port broadside view, passing under the Cooper River Bridge, Charleston, SC, image. Click for full size.
By US Navy Yard Charleston photo # 3520-44., 1944
5. USS LSM(R)-194 port broadside view, passing under the Cooper River Bridge, Charleston, SC,
USS LSM(R)-190 and USS LSM(R)-199 firing rockets off Tokishi Shima image. Click for full size.
By US Navy photo # N-26605., 1945
6. USS LSM(R)-190 and USS LSM(R)-199 firing rockets off Tokishi Shima
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 2, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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