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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)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - 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, 13 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-133, 22 May 1944, LT. Charles D. Davis USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-133 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 the Southern Philippines
    Palawan Islands landings, 28 February 1945
    Borneo operation
    Brunei Bay operation, 10 to 14 June 1945

  • Decommissioned, 11 March 1946, at Terminal Island Navy Yard, San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-133 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Sold, 2 February 1948, to Eliseo Vila, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Final Disposition, 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-133 63k LSM-133 launching, 13 April 1944 at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-168 52k From left to right LCT-678, USS LSM-168, USS LSM-237 and USS LSM-133 at Mindoro Island while loading for the invasion of Palawan Island, Philippine Islands, date unknown. Submitted by James Tusing, courtesy George Berry USS LSM 168
    LSM-133 22k USS LSM-133 beached at Lutong, Borneo, 21 June 1945 while released POWs, working under the supervision of members of the Australian 2/13 Infantry Battalion, roll drums of gasoline up on the beach. Members of the unit swam out to the ship, rolled the drums down the ramp and then swam back to shore floating the drums in front of them. Australian War Memorial
    LSM-133 67k USS LSM-133 beached at Mapia Island, P.I., November 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-133 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Davis, Charles D., USNR22 May 1944 - December 1945
    02LTjg. Cound, John D., USNRDecember 1945 - 11 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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