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LSM(R)-509 Holston 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, 7 April 1945, at Brown Ship Building Co, Houston. TX.
  • Launched, 5 May 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM(R)-509, 2 June 1945, LT William R. Hawes, USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, 5 February 1947, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Named USS Holston River (LSM(R)-509), 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
    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 509 59k LSM(R)-509 underway, date and place unknown.
    A Ted Stone photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

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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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