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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
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
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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
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 after launching at Charleston Navy Yard, 28 August 1944.
US Navy Yard Charleston photo.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
||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).
|01||LTjg. Bingaman, Chester G., USNR||14 October 1944 - ?|
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