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USS LSM-33


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Charlie - Mike
NVCM
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 14 May 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 6 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-33, 11 July 1944, LT. Gordon F. Rainey USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-33 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Three, CDR. W. F. Morrison USN (35);
    LSM Group Nine, LCDR. J. A. Moss USN (29);
    LSM Division Seventeen and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 28 May 1945

  • Following World War II USS LSM-33 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    15 September to 16 October 1945
    26 October to 3 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, 19 April 1946, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charlestons, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-33 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 29 December 1947, to Georgia Marine Salvage Co., Inc., Brunswick, GA., fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" ovl.
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft
    light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
    landing, 5' 3"
    fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 12.5 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    Complement
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    Armament
    one twin bow mounted 40mm AA gun mount
    six single 20mm gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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.
    two Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    twin propellers 2,800shp

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    LSM-33 53k USS LSM-33 under way in a fleet anchorage area, date and location unknown. Lewis Williams to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Ralph Donutalo to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-33 74k

    The history extract for LSM-33 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Rainey, Gordon F., USNR11 July 1944 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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