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USS Clark Fork River (LSMR-410)
USS LSM(R)-410 (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, 26 January 1945, at US Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 18 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM(R)-410, 16 May 1945, LT John C. Ogren, USNR, in command
  • Decommissioned, 6 February 1947, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Named Clark Fork River LSMR-410, 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, fate unknown
    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.
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 133
    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
    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-410 55k USS LSM(R)-410 approaching her mooring nest at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, CA., in San Diego Bay, circa early 1946 Skip Premo
    LSMR-410 83k USS LSM(R)-410 underway, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSMR-410 64k USS LSM(R)-410 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo # USN 1045138.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The DANFS history extract for Clark Fork River LSM(R)-410 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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