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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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 11 May 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 2 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-150, 15 July 1944, LT. George B. McCauley, Jr. USN in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-150 was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Mindoro landings, 15 to 18 December 1944
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 1 to 2 July 1945
    Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
    Visayan Islands landing, 11 April 1945

  • Following world War II USS LSM-150 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 7 October to 28 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 13 May 1946, at New Orleans, LA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-150 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold in October 1946, to Mechanical Equipment Co., New Orleans, LA., 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 General Motors (model GM 16-278A, 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-150 289k LSM-150 crew photo, date and location unknown. Then Ensign Edward S. Gillette, is the second officer from the right. Brian Gillette for his father LT. Edward S. Gillette USS LSM-150
    LSM-150 39k LSM-150 underway, date and location unknown. Photo taken LSM-151
    by Arnold Francis Burkhart (deceased),
    Submitted by Brian Burkhart
    LSM-150 58k LSM-150 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-150 73k LSM-150 alongside captured Japanese Hospital Ship, at Subic Bay, Philippine Island in 1945. Timothy Donovan to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-150 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. McCauley Jr., George B., USNR15 July 1944 - 13 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS LSM-150 Smooth Log - 15 July 1944 to 15 July 1945
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