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|57k||USS LSM-458 drydocked on a car barge at Everett Pacific Shipbuilding, Everett, WA. LSM-458's conventional propellers were removed and replaced with experimental Kirsten cycloidal propellers which eliminate the need for a rudder, date unknown.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|84k||View of USS LSM-458's stern showing propellers, rudders, skegs, and struts prior to changing the hull lines for cycloidal propulsion, date unknown.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|86k||View of USS LSM-458's propeller units with blades removed, date unknown.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|67k||View of USS LSM-458's stern part of hull completed on new lines for cycloidal propulsion, date unknown.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|97k||View underneath LSM-458's bottom looking to starboard showing apertures for cycloidal propellers, date unknown.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|127k||One of USS LSM-458's cycloidal propellers being hoisted aboard ship by a dockside crane at Everett Pacific Shipbuilding, Everett, WA., date unknown.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|111k||View USS LSM-458 just before lowering one of the cycloidal propellers into position at Everett Pacific Shipbuilding, Everett, WA., date unknown.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|79k||View USS LSM-458's newly installed port cycloidal propeller looking aft, date unknown.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|81k||View USS LSM-458's bottom showing complete underwater installation of cycloidal propellers, looking forward, date unknown.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|515k||USS LSM-458 demonstrates her Kirsten cycloidal propeller, turning within her own length (as indicated by her wake) in Puget Sound, 25 June 1946.
US Navy photo text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
|69k||USS LSM-458 evaluating her newly installed Kirsten cycloidal propeller, in the Seattle area, circa 1952.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|124k||USS LSM-458 evaluating her newly installed Kirsten cycloidal propeller.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, July 1946.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|251k||Tug A. J. McAlister arriving from Navy Base Norfolk, VA. in New York Bay with ex-USS LSM-458 in tow. Ex-USS LSM-458 was a gift of the US Government to the Belleville N.J. Harry Carl Fredrick Post, of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The ex LSM was hauled out and placed on land and converted as the Post Headquarters and Club House. In accordance with an act of Congress passed shortly after the Spanish-American War the Government offers one ship, after each war, to a veteran's association. Through the efforts of Congressman Fred A. Hartley Jr., of the 10th Congressional District of New Jersey the vessel was secured for the Belleville VFW post.||David Wright|
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