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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
USS LSM-13 was transferred to the Republic of China (Taiwan)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 23 March 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 30 April 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-13, 1 June 1944, LT Charles A. Nitz, USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-13 was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
At Okinawa LSM Flotilla Three, CDR. W. F. Morrison USN (35);
LSM Group Seven, LCDR. C. A. Lamborn USNR;
LSM Division Thirteen and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 January 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 7 May 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-13 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 September 1945 to 1 June 1946||2 September 1945 to 1 June 1946
Decommissioned, 1 June 1946, at Shanghai, China
Transferred to Nationalist China (Chinese Maritime Service) , 1 June 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-13 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Escaped Chinese Communist take over by fleeing in October 1949 to Taiwan
Commissioned into the Taiwanese Navy, converted 1960's to a Coastal Minelayer, reclassified CMC-348
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1972
Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" (ovl)
Beam 34' 6"
light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
one twin bow mounted 40mm gun
four single 20mm gun mounts
Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) Diesel engines, direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
Ship's Service Generators
two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
twin propellers, 2,800shp
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||Photo taken from USS LSM-52 as she "nested" with (from left to right) USS LSM-64, USS LSM-63 and USS LSM-13.
Photo from the Geoge F Crouse Collection, photo No, a78.
|Submitted by Gary F. Crouse, in honor of his deceased father
George F. Crouse who served as a MoMM 1 (Motor Machinist Mate First Class) in LSM-52
||USS LSM-13 beached the Russell Islands, near Guadalcanal, 16 July 1945
||Richard Craig to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-13 moored in the Whangpoo River at Shanghai, China, 13 May 1946.
||Grant O. Deibler to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for USS LSM-13 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9) .
|01||LT. Nitz, Charles A., USNR||1 June 1944 - ?|
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