Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.
NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
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
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)
|Click On Image
For Full Size Image
||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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Last Updated 15 April 2005
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|