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USS Laramie River (LFR-513)
USS Laramie River (LSMR-513) (1955 - 1969)
USS LSM(R)-513 (1945 - 1955)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Sierra - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

LSM(R)-501 Class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket):
  • Laid down, 21 April 1945, at Brown Ship Building Co, Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 19 May 1945
  • Commissioned, USS LSM(R)-513, 9 July 1945, LT. Robert E. Miles, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM(R)-513 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM(R) Flotilla Eighteen, CAPT. C. F. Macklin USN
    LSM(R) Group Forty-Four
    LSM(R) Division One Hundred Seven
  • Decommissioned, 12 April 1948, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
  • Named USS Laramie River LSM(R)-513, 1 October 1955
  • Reclassified Inshore Fire Support Ship (LFR-513), 1 January 1969
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1973
  • Sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 1 May 1974, to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD, for demilitarization and resale
  • Sold to a Key West, FL. company for use as a Caribbean coastal freighter, fate unknown
    light 758 t.
    attack 993 t.
    fully loaded 1,175 t.
    Length 203' 6" o.a.
    Beam 34' 6"
    light 5'4" (mean)
    attack 6'9" (mean)
    fully loaded 7'9" (mean)
    Speed 13 kts.
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 137
    one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    two twin 40mm gun mounts
    four twin 20mm gun mounts
    ten twin tube continuous loading 5" (SS) spin stabilizer 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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    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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    Laramie River 58k USS LSM(R)-513 at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Laramie River 47k USS LSM(R)-513 at anchor, circa 1946-47, location unknown.
    Photo by Don V. Becker.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Laramie River 61k USS LSM(R)-513 at anchor, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Samuel L. Morison.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Laramie River 65k USS LSM(R)-513 at anchor, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    USS Laramie River LSM(R)/LFR-513
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Miles, Robert Emmett, USNR9 July 1945 - 16 November 1945
    02LT. Bellos, Albert George, USNR16 November 1945 - ?
    03LT. Hollyfield Jr., Ernest Edward, USN (USNA 1944)March 1947 - 12 April 1948
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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