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USS Canadian River (LSMR-406)
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USS LSM(R)-406) (1945 - 1955)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


LSM(R)-401 Class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket):
  • Laid down, 18 January 1945, at US Naval Shipyard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 6 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM(R)-406, 2 May 1945, LT. Donald S. Voorhees, USNR, in command
  • Decommissioned, 10 February 1947, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Named Canadian River LSMR-406, 1 October 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1960
  • Final Disposition, sold, 21 July 1960, to Bay City Transportation Co. and converted to a barge, scraped 1989-1990
    Specifications:
    Displacement
    light 758 t.
    attack 994 t.
    fully loaded 1,084 t.
    Length 203' 6" o.a.
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft 7' 2' (lim)
    Speed 12.6 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 133
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    two twin 40mm gun mounts
    four twin 20mm gun mounts (after Korean War)
    ten twin tube continuous loading 5" spin stabilizer rocket launchers (two removed after Korean War)
    four 4".2 mortars (removed after Korean War)
    two .50 cal machine guns on the forecastle
    two .30 cal machine guns on the bridge wings.
    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
    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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    LSM(R)-406 66k USS LSM(R)-406 underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Atlantic Fleet Sales, © Warship Photo Graphs, 4410 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA. 23508.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM(R)-406 68k USS LSM(R)-406 underway off San Diego, CA., date unknown.
    Photo by Ted Stone
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM(R)-406 134k Twenty Fletcher class destroyers being inactivated at the Naval Repair Base, San Diego, CA., circa 1946. USS LSM(R)-406 and USS LCS(L)-116 are in floating drydocks on the opposite side of the pier from the destroyers.
    US Navy photo # NH 95684 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy Ted Stone, 1985.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for Canadian River LSM(R)-406 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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