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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:

    Asiatic-Pacific 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
    Borneo operation
    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)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    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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    LSM-37/130 61k USS LSM-130 and USS LSM-37 beached in the Philippines, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-119 79k 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
    LSM-119/130 55k 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).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Mapes, Lowell Robert, USNR20 May 1944 - March 1945
    02LT. French, Leslie R., USNRMarch 1945 - December 1945
    03LTjg. Malecki, Robert J., USNRDecember 1945 - 31 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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