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USS Green River (LSMR-506)
USS LSM(R)-506 (1945 - 1955)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific 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
  • During World War II USS LSM(R)-506 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM(R) Flotilla Eighteen, CAPT. C. F. Macklin USN
    LSM(R) Group Forty-Three
    LSM(R) Division One Hundred Five
  • 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)
    LSM(R) Specifications:
    Displacement 758 t.(light), 993 t. (attack) 1,175 t. (fully loaded)
    Length 206' 3"
    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 AA gun mounts
    four twin 20mm AA 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
    Endurance 3,000 miles @ 13kts
    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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    USS LSM(R)-506
    LSMR 506 112k USS LSM(R)-506 under way, 19 June 1945, location unknown. Tom Carbarnes to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSMR 506 119k USS LSM(R)-506 under way, date and locaton unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Commercial Service
    LSMR-502 44k ex USS 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

    USS LSM(R)-506 / USS Green River LSM(R)-506
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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