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LSM(R)-506 Green 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, 31 March 1945, at Brown Ship Building Co, Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 28 April 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM(R)-506, 20 May 1945, LT. Howard E. Moore, USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, 20 May 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Named USS Green River (LSM(R)-506, 1 October 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1958
  • Sold in 1959 to Tidewater Barge Lines Inc., Vancouver, WA., converted to a barge, Official Number (290557), renamed #545, used to haul wheat on the Columbia and Snake Rivers'
  • Current Disposition, in use as a Tie-off barge (Spud Barge)
    Specifications:
    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
    Armament
    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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    LSMR 506 112k LSM(R)-506 underway, 19 June 1945, place unknown. Tom Carbarnes to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSMR 506 119k LSM(R)-506 underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSMR-502 44k ex Green River (LSMR-506) on the Columbia River, in the service of Tidewater Barge Lines, Vancouver, WA., as barge #545, in a tow, with ex LSM(R)-502 renamed barge #544, 1964. Photo by Ron Gray/Captain
    LSMR-506 119k ex Green River (LSMR-506) on the Columbia River, in the service of Tidewater Barge Lines, Vancouver, WA., as #545, a Tie-Off barge (Spud-Barge), December 2002. Note that ex LSM(R)-502, Tie-off barge (Spud Barge) #544 is moored astern of #545. Ron Gray/Captain

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

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