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USS LSM-333


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Lima - Alpha
NVLA
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)



USS LSM-333 was transferred to Thailand and named HTMS Kut (LSM-731)
LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 27 June 1944, at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL.
  • Launched, 13 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-333, 11 November 1944, LT. William Russell Schulhof, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-333 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 28 April to 18 May 1945
  • Following World War II USS LSM-333 performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 28 July 1946
  • Struck From the Naval Register in 1946
  • Transferred in October 1946, to Thailand and named HTMS Kut (LSM-731)
  • Decommissioned by the Royal Thai Navy, currently moored at Amphibious Headquarters Royal Thai Navy Dock Yard Phachunlachomklao
  • Struck by the Royal Thai Navy in 1990
  • Retained for use as spare parts
  • Final Disposition, sunk as a target, 17 September 17, 2006 by the Royal Thai Navy off the coast of Thailand at Pattaya
  • USS LSM-333 received one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" o.a.
    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 single bow mounted 40mm AA gun mount
    four single 20mm AA 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-333 65k USS LSM-333 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-333 51k USS LSM-333 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-333 43k USS LSM-333 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-154 209k LSMs from left to right:
    USS LSM-154,
    USS LSM-159,
    USS LSM-331,
    USS LSM-333,
    USS LSM-153, and
    USS LSM-280,
    beached at Senami, Honshu Island, Japan, circa late-1945 early-1946.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    HTMS Kut (LSM-731)
    LSM-333 86k HTMS Kut (LSM-731 underway circa 1956, location unknown. Official Royal Thai Navy photo. Robert Hurst
    LSM-333 124k Ex-HTMS Kut (LSM-731 (ex-USS LSM-333) moored pierside at the decommissioned ship pier, Royal Thai Navy Dock Yard Phachunlachomklao, 14 January 2006. Photo by Nye Nava
    LSM-333 56k Ex-HTMS Kut (LSM-731 being sunk by the Royal Thai Navy as a target off Pattaya, Thailand, 17 September 2006. James Tusing

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-333 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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