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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
USS LSM-113 was transferred to Chile, named Guardiamarina Contreras
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 14 October 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 4 November 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-113, 30 November 1944, LT. Samuel W. Emery USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-113 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Sixteen;
LSM Group Forty-Six;
LSM Division Ninety-One;
Decommissioned, 20 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" (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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||USS LSM-113 moored pierside at Davenport, Iowa, 28 October 1945.
||John Buckley to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for LSM-113 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LT. Emery, Samuel W., USNR||30 November 1944 - February 1946|
|02||LTjg. Milliken, Forbes T., USNR||February 1946 - May 1946|
|03||LTjg. Hoffer, Harold, USN||May 1946 - January 1947|
|04||LTjg. Barham Jr., Fred G., USN||January 1947 - 20 March 1947|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
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