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LSM(R)-507 Greenbriar 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 LSMR-507, 22 June 1945, LT Alvin G. Walser, USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, 5 February 1947, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Named USS Greenbrier River (LSM(R)-507), 1 October 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1958
  • Final Disposition, sold in 1959, to American Shipping Co., converted to a barge, scrapped between 1980 and 1991
    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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    LSMR 507 78k LSM(R)-507 moored pierside at Galveston, TX., 27 October 1946 for Navy Week. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSMR 507/508 71k LSM(R)-507 and LSM(R)-508 moored together in the Panama Canal, 9 November 1946. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSMR 507/508 291k LSM(R)-507 underway, date and location unknown. Ralph Lichtenberger AM3 USN for his father Ralph K. Lichtenberger RM3/c USS LSM(R)-510

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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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