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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 LSM-133 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Consolidation and capture of the southern Philippines
Palawan Islands landings, 28 February 1945
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
sold, 2 February 1948, to Eliseo Vila, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LSM-133 earned two battle stars for World War II service
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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||LSM-133 launching, 13 April 1944 at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
||Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM / LSMR Association
||From left to right
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
||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
||USS LSM-133 beached at Mapia Island, P.I., November 1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
The DANFS history extract for LSM-133 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
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