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USS LSM-183


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Oscar - Bravo
NVOB
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 24 July 1944, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 28 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-183, 14 October 1944, LTjg. Chester G. Bingaman USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-183 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Eight, CDR. H. Doe USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Three, LCDR. W. E. Edwin, USNR;
    LSM Division Forty-Six
  • Following World War II USS LSM-183 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    4 to 20 September 1945
    7 October to 9 December 1945

  • Decommissioned, 2 August 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold 5 November 1947 to C.B. Cruso, Gig Harbor, WA., fate unknown
    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-183 54k LSM-183 after launching at Charleston Navy Yard, 28 August 1944.
    US Navy Yard Charleston photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-183 53k USS LSM-183 with homeward bound pennant flying, passes under the Golden Gate Bridge on her return from the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, 1945-46.
    US Navy photo # NH 79858 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M.McPherson, 1974.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS LSM-183 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Bingaman, Chester G., USNR14 October 1944 - ?

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