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USS Broadkill River (LFR-405)
USS Broadkill River (LSMR-405) (1955 - 1969)
USS LSM(R)-405 (1945 - 1955)

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Tango - November

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

LSM(R)-401 Class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket):
  • Laid down, 18 January 1945, Charleston Naval Yard, Charleston, SC
  • Launched, 6 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM(R)-405, 9 May 1945
  • Decommissioned, 10 February 1947
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Recommissioned, 28 March 1951, Lt. Samuel P. Adams, USNR, in command
  • Renamed USS Broadkill River (LSMR-405), 1 October 1955
  • Decommissioned, 16 November 1955
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. Texas Group, Orange
  • Transferred circa late-1961 or early-1962 to Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk Group
  • Reclassified Inshore Fire Support Ship (LFR-405), 1 January 1969
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1973
  • Final Disposition, sold, 29 May 1974, to Maritime Shipping Co., Ltd., Tehran, Iran, 28 June 1974, fate unknown
    light 758 t.
    attack 994 t.
    fully loaded 1,084 t.
    Length 203' 6" o.a.
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft 7' 2' (lim)
    Speed 12.6 kts.
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 133
    one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    two twin 40mm gun mounts
    four twin 20mm gun mounts (after Korean War)
    ten twin tube continuous loading 5" spin stabilizer rocket launchers (two removed after Korean War)
    four 4.2" mortars (removed after Korean War)
    two .50 cal machine guns on the forecastle
    two .30 cal machine guns on the bridge wings.
    Armor 10-lb. STS on conning station, pilot-house, radio room, radar plot, and rocket control, 10-lb. ASPP around 40 and 20mm gun mounts and directors
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    two General Motors 16-287A (non-reversing with airflex clutch) Diesel engines, direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
    Ship's Service Generators
    four Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    two Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    twin screws 2,800 shp

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    LSM(R)-405 90k USS LSM(R)-405 underway during acceptance testing on the Cooper River, Charleston, S.C., 5 May 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM(R)-405 73k USS LSM(R)-405 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM(R)-405 97k LSM(R)-405 underway, circa 1954, place unknown.
    US Navy photo
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM(R)-405 82k USS LSM(R)-405 underway off San Diego, CA., 1 July 1954. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    USS Broadkill River (LSMR-405)
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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