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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
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 USS LSM-130 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 10 March, 17 to 23 April and 5 May 1945
Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 6 July 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-130 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 20 to 23 September 1945
Decommissioned, 31 May 1946, at San Diego, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS LSM-130 earned two battles star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold, November 1946, to National Metal & Steel Corp., Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA., fate unknown
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-130 and USS LSM-37 beached in the Philippines, date and location unknown.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-119 beached, date and location unknown.
Note USS LSM-130 in the background she is under way preparing to either land on the beach or has just retracted from the beach. (See below photo).
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-130 and LSM-119 beached, date and location unknown.
||James Van Raken to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
The history extract for LSM-130 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
|01||LTjg. Mapes, Lowell Robert, USNR||20 May 1944 - March 1945|
|02||LT. French, Leslie R., USNR||March 1945 - December 1945|
|03||LTjg. Malecki, Robert J., USNR||December 1945 - 31 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
USS LSM-LSMR Association
Last updated 22 June 2018
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