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USS Maurice River (LSMR-514)
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USS LSM(R)-514 (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, 21 April 1945, at Brown Ship Building Co, Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 19 May 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM(R)-514, 14 July 1945, LT Philip H. Alston, Jr., USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM(R)-514 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, 30 July 1954, at Green Cove Springs FL
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Named USS Maurice River LSM(R)-514, 1 October 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 February 1960
  • Final Disposition, sold to Atlas Iron and Metal Corp., Cleveland OH, 5 July 1960, for scrapping
    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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    LSMR(R)-514 73k USS LSM(R)-514 last in line of five LSMRs firing rockets during a training exercise, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSMR(R)-514 64k USS LSM(R)-514 under way, date and location unknown. Photo from the collection of Samuel L. Morison USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSMR(R)-514 103k USS LSM(R)-514 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSMR(R)-514 60k USS LSM(R)-514 moored pierside at US Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT., 3 July 1948.
    US Navy photo # NH 84997 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1976.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSMR(R)-514 65k USS LSM(R)-514 moored pierside, with three other LSMRs, date and location unknown.
    Photo from the collection of Samuel L. Morison
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSMR(R)-514 86k USS LSM(R)-514 under way, date and location unknown.
    Photo from the RADM John DeLargy photo album.
    Rick Palmer
    LSMR(R)-514 78k USS LSM(R)-514 ship's officers. LT. John DeLargy, the Commanding Officer is third from the right, circa late 1940s-early 1050s. Photo from the RADM John DeLargy photo album. Rick Palmer

    USS LSM(R)-515 / Maurice River (LSMR-514)
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Alston, Philip M., USNR14 July 1945 - ?
    02LT. DeLargy, John Martin :RADMno dates
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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