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USS Cumberland River (LSMR-411)
USS LSM(R)-411 (1945 - 1955)

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)-401 Class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket):
  • Laid down, 6 February 1945, at US Naval Shipyard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 25 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS LSM(R)-411, 23 May 1945, LTjg Alfred P. Dowling, USN, in command
  • Decommissioned, 6 February 1947, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned, 26 January 1951
  • Decommissioned, 12 October 1954, at Green Cove Springs, FL
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Named Cumberland River (LSMR-411), 1 October 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 5 July 1960, to Atlas Iron & Metal Corp., Cleveland, OH.
    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-411 70k USS LSM(R)-411 underway, off San Diego, CA. March 1951.
    Photo by Oather Morper.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSMR-411 76k USS LSM(R)-411 underway in 1951, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    The history extract for USS Cumberland River (LSMR-411) is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    LTjg. Alfred P. Dowling23.05.1945
    LT. Paul Albert Schwemleyno 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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