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LSM(R)-504 Gila River
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
LSM(R) 501 Class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket):
Laid down, 24 March 1945, at Brown Ship Building Co, Houston, TX.
Launched, 21 April 1945
Commissioned USS LSM(R)-504, 11 June 1945, LT Leslie W Bolon, USNR in command
Decommissioned, 11 May 1946, at Astoria, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
Named USS Gila River (LSM(R)-504), 1 October 1955
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1960
Final Disposition; sold to Zidell Exploration Corp., Portland OR., converted to a barge, sold for scrapping, 7 October 1960
Displacement 758 t.(light), 993 t.(attack) 1,175 t. (fully loaded)
Length 203' 6" o.a.
Beam 34' 6"
Draft light, 5' 4" (mean), attack 6' 9" (mean), fully loaded 7' 9" (mean)
Speed 13 kts.
Complement 6 officers, 137 enlisted
one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
two twin 40mm gun mounts
four twin 20mm gun mounts
ten twin continuous loading 5" SS rocket launchers
four 4".2 mortars
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
Propulsion two General Motors (non-reversing with airflex clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws, Endurance, 3,000 miles @ 13kts
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||LSM(R)-504 moored in a nest with another LSM(R), date and place unknown.
||Tom Carbarnes to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
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Last Updated 16 April 2004
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