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USS LSM-151


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Lima - Papa
NVLP
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-151, 16 July 1944, LT. William H. Fitzgerald USNR in command
  • During WWII USS LSM-151 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following Campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Ormoc Bay landings, 11 to 12 December 1944
    Borneo operations
    Tarakan Island operation, 27 April to 5 May 1945
    Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 6 July 1945
    Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
    Visayan Islands, 28 March 1945
     

  • Following World War II USS LSM-151 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 7 October 1945 to 6 April 1946
  • Decommissioned, 6 June 1946, at NOB Guam, Marianas Islands
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-151 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, scuttled, 31 March 1947, off Guam
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    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
    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)
    Propulsion
    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-151 100k USS LSM-151 beached in the Lingkas area, Sadau, Island, Tarakan, Netherlands East Indies, Borneo, 30 April 1945. On the first day of Operation "Oboe One", the attack and landing on Tarakan Island by troops of the 9th Australian Division, soldiers probably of 2/7th Field Regiment load a shell into a 25-pounder field gun set up on a rise overlooking the beach to fire on Tarakan. In the background, other Australian soldiers unload supplies from LSM-151 of the US Navy's Amphibious Group Six which supported the landing. Brian Burkhart, for his father
    Arnold Francis Burkhart EM2, USS LSM-151
    Contributed by Martie Obenland, wife of crew member LT Bob Obenland
    LSM-151 174k US LSM-151 at Sadan, Tarakan Island, Borneo, Netherlands East Indies, 30 April 1945. LSM-151 was part of a US Naval Force assisting the Australian Army during the landing. Brian Burkhart, for his father
    Arnold Francis Burkhart EM2, USS LSM-151
    Contributed by Martie Obenland, wife of crew member LT Bob Obenland
    LSM-151 97k USS LSM-151 at Sandau Island, Tarakan, Borneo, Netherlands East Indies, 30 April 1945. LSM-151 was part of a US Naval Force assisting the Australian Army. Brian Burkhart, for his father
    Arnold Francis Burkhart EM2, USS LSM-151
    Contributed by Martie Obenland, wife of crew member LT Bob Obenland
    LSM-151 28k USS LSM-151 carrying 25-pounders and Australian Army 2/7 Field Regiment personnel beaching at Sandau Island, Borneo, 30 April 30, 1945.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 090864
    Mike Green
    LSM-151 34k USS LSM-151 unloading Australian Army A2 Mechanical Equipment Platoon bulldozer at Sandau Island, Borneo, 30 April 1945. The bulldozer will be used to cut a track for 25 pounders still onboard.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 090865
    Mike Green
    LSM-151 32k USS LSM-151, beached at Batangas, Luzon Island, P.I. She is loading for Japan, 26 September 1945. Note the laundry on the line at the center of the ship. Brian Burkhart, for his father
    Arnold Francis Burkhart EM2, USS LSM-151.
    Contributed by Martie Obenland, wife of crew member LT Bob Obenland
    LSM-151 45k USS LSM-151, beached at Legaspi, Luzon Island, P.I., unloading vehicles and troops, date unknown. Brian Burkhart, for his father
    Arnold Francis Burkhart EM2, USS LSM-151.
    Contributed by Lorna LaFarge, widow of crew member Wayne LaFarge
    LSM-151 52k USS LSM-151 crew relaxing in front of the ship at Leyte, P.I., date unknown. Brian Burkhart, for his father
    Arnold Francis Burkhart EM2, USS LSM-151
    LSM-151 56k LSM's docked and unloading at Yokohama in 1945. USS LSM-151 is second from the left. Brian Burkhart, for his father
    Arnold Francis Burkhart EM2, USS LSM-151

    The history extract for USS LSM-151 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Fitzgerald, William H., USNR16 July 1944 - ?

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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