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LSM(R) / LFR-512 Lamoille River

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Sierra - Sierra

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service 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 LSMR-512, 5 July 1945, LT Richard W. Langworthy, USN in command
  • Decommissioned, 5 December 1955, at Orange, TX.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk Group
  • Named USS Lamoille River LSM(R)-512, 1 October 1955
  • Reclassified Inshore Fire Support Ship, (LFR-512), 1 January 1969
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1973
  • Final Disposition, sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 29 May 1974, to Majid Karoon, Maritime Shipping Co., Ltd, Tehran, Iran, scrapped between 1987 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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    Lamoille River 65k LSM(R)-512 underway, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Raccoon River 64k LSM(R)-512 moored with LSM(R)-520 at NAB Little Creek, VA., circa 1952.
    US Navy photo
    Richard L. Bissell USS LSM(R)-520
    Lamoille River 89k LSM(R)-512 underway off San Diego, CA., June 1964
    Photo by Oather Morper.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Pee Dee River 56k LSM(R)-512, following LSM(R)-517 with two additional LSMRs laying smoke, date and place unknown. Stanley Parker USS LSM(R)-517
    Lamoille River 97k LSM(R)-512 underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Lamoille River 59k LSM(R)-512 underway, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Lamoille River 72k LSM(R)-512 at anchor, date and place unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    View the Lamoille River LSM(R)/LFR-512
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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