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LSM-113


USS LSM-113 was transferred to Chile, named Guardiamarina Contreras
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS LSM-113, 30 November 1944, LT. Samuel W. Emery, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-113 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 17 March 1947
  • Transferred, 20 March, 1947, to Chile, named Guardiamarina Contreras
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Decommissioned by Chilean Navy in 1959
  • Final Disposition, hulk cannibalized for spare parts and scrapped 1967
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    Complement 5 officers, 54 enlisted
    Armament one single bow mounted 40mm AA gun, four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Capacity 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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    LSM-113 65k LSM-113 moored pierside at Davenport, Iowa, 28 October 1945. John Buckley to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-113 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
    Fleet Reserve Association

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