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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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 1 March 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 12 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-130, 20 May 1944, LTjg. Lowell R. Mapes, USNR, in command
  • During World War II LSM-130 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Decommissioned, 31 May 1946, at San Diego, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold, November 1946, to National Metal & Steel Corp., Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA., fate unknown
  • LSM-130 earned two battles star for World War II service
    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 gun, four single 20mm 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-37/130 61k LSM-130 and LSM-37 beached in the Philippines, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-119 79k LSM-119 beached, date and place unknown. Note LSM-130 in the background she is underway preparing to either land on the beach or has just retracked from the beach. (See below photo). USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-119/130 55k LSM-130 and LSM-119 beached, date and place unknown. James Van Raken to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-130 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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