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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
- Western Caroline Islands operation;
(a) Mapia Island, 15 November 1944
(b) Asia Island, 19 November 1944
- Minor landings under command or the HMAS Araidne (Heavy Mine Layer).
- Luzon operation;
(a) Mindoro landings, 12 to 18 December 1944
- Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines;
(a) Mindanao Island landings, 3 May 1945
- Borneo operation;
(a) Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 6 July 1945
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 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
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Last Updated 20 August 2004
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