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USS James River (LSMR-510)
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USS LSM(R)-510 (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, 7 April 1945, at Brown Ship Building Co, Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 5 May 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM(R)-510, 1 July 1945, LT. Werner E. Cederberg, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM(R)-510 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 Six
  • Decommissioned, 5 February 1947, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Named USS James River (LSM(R)-510), 1 October 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 February 1960
  • Final Disposition, sold to Miami Terminal Transportation Co., New York, N.Y., sunk, 18 May 1970, when she struck a submerged object off Miami, FL.
    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
    Armament
    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
    Propulsion
    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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    James River 226k USS LSM(R)-510 Commissioning Program Ralph Lichtenberger AM3 USN for his father Ralph K. Lichtenberger RM3/c USS LSM(R)-510
    James River 68k USS LSM(R)-510 commissioning pennant. Ralph Lichtenberger AM3 USN for his father Ralph K. Lichtenberger RM3/c USS LSM(R)-510
    James River 79k USS LSM(R)-510 at anchor, date and location unknown. Ralph Lichtenberger AM3 USN for his father Ralph K. Lichtenberger RM3/c USS LSM(R)-510
    James River 88k USS LSM(R)-510 dry docked, date and location unknown. Ralph Lichtenberger AM3 USN for his father Ralph K. Lichtenberger RM3/c USS LSM(R)-510
    James River 73k View of USS LSM(R)-510's 5"/38 cal. gun and conning tower, looking aft from the forward part of the ship, date and location unknown. Ralph Lichtenberger AM3 USN for his father Ralph K. Lichtenberger RM3/c USS LSM(R)-510
    James River 81k View of USS LSM(R)-510's conning tower looking forward from aft section of ship, date and location unknown. Ralph Lichtenberger AM3 USN for his father Ralph K. Lichtenberger RM3/c USS LSM(R)-510

    USS LSM(R)-510 / USS James River LSMR-510
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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