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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) - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
Laid down, 16 March 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 19 April 1944
Commissioned USS LSM-136, 30 May 1944, LT. John C Strange, USNR in command
During World War II USS LSM-136 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LSM Flotilla Three, CDR. W. F Morrison USN (35);
LSM Group Eight, LCDR. J. G. Blanche USN (25);
LSM Division Sixteen and participated in the following campaigns:
| Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Leyte, landings, 20 October 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 17 June 1945
Following World War II USS LSM-136 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|20 September to 3 October 1945
|18 October to 4 December 1945
Decommissioned, 26 April 1946, at San Diego, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, November 1946, to National Metal & Steel Corp., Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA.
USS LSM-136 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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||USS LSM-136 sponsor plaque now on display at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. Photo courtesy Ms. Marifrances Trivelli, Museum Director.
||Ron MacKay, Jr., Historian, USS LSM-LSMR Association
||USS LSM-136 launching at point of pivot, US Navy Yard, Charleston, S. C., 19 April 1944.
US Navy Yard Charleston photo # 855-44.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-136, USS LSM-57 and USS LSM-31 probably approaching the beach at Okinawa, circa 1 April to 17 June 1945
||Hyperwar US Navy in World War II
The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-136 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last updated 16 May 2014
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