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LSM-148


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 4 May 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 27 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-148, 8 July 1944, Ens. Frederick W Cely, USN, in command
  • During WWII LSM-148 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the:
  • Following World War II LSM-148 performed occupation duty in the Far East
    On 29 September 1945 LSM-148 landed at Jinson (Inchon) Korea with the first occupation troops. On her return trip
    to the Philippines she ran into Typhoon "Louise" 5 to 8 October off Okinawa and sustained enough damage to require
    drydocking at Subic Bay for temporary repairs
  • Decommissioned, 2 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold in December 1946, to Ming Sung Industrial Co., China, fate unknown
  • LSM-148 earned four battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6"
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    Complement 5 officers, 54 enlisted
    Armament five single 20mm gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Accommodations 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two General Motors (non-reversible with airflex clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws, Endurance, 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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    LSM-148 90k LSM-148 in port, date and place unknown. Raymond L. Bowen USS LSM-148

    The DANFS history extract for LSM-148 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Remarks by RADM Jules James USN, Commandant 6th Naval District and Commanding Officer US Navy Yard Charleston, S.C. at the christening of LSM-148
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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