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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
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)-509 underway, date and place unknown.
A Ted Stone photo.
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Last Updated 16 April 2004
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