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USS Lamoille River (LFR-512)
USS Lamoille River (LSMR-512) (1955 - 1969)
USS LSM(R)-512 (1945 - 1955)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Sierra - Sierra
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

LSM(R)-501 Class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket):
  • Laid down, 7 April 1945, at Brown Ship Building Co, Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 5 May 1945
  • Commissioned, USS LSMR-512, 5 July 1945, LT Richard W. Langworthy, USN in command
  • During World War II USS LSM(R)-512 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM(R) Flotilla Eighteen, CAPT. C. F. Macklin USN
    LSM(R) Group Forty-Three
    LSM(R) Division One Hundred Six
  • Decommissioned, 5 December 1955, at Orange, TX.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk Group
  • Named USS Lamoille River LSM(R)-512, 1 October 1955
  • Reclassified Inshore Fire Support Ship, (LFR-512), 1 January 1969
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1973
  • Sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 1 June 1974, to Majid Karoon, Maritime Shipping Co., Ltd, Tehran, Iran
  • Reported as laid up as late as May 1979 at Piraeus, Greece under the name Uhod
  • Final Dispostion, scrapped between 1987 and 1991
    light 758 t.
    attack 993 t.
    fully loaded 1,175 t.
    Length 203' 6" o.a.
    Beam 34' 6"
    light 5'4" (mean)
    attack 6'9" (mean)
    fully loaded 7'9" (mean)
    Speed 13 kts.
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 137
    one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    two twin 40mm gun mounts
    four twin 20mm gun mounts
    ten twin tube continuous loading 5" (SS) spin stabilizer 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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    two General Motors 16-278A (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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    Lamoille River 65k USS LSM(R)-512 under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Raccoon River 64k USS LSM(R)-512 moored with USS LSM(R)-520 at NAB Little Creek, VA., circa 1952.
    US Navy photo
    Richard L. Bissell USS LSM(R)-520
    Lamoille River 89k USS LSM(R)-512 under way off San Diego, CA., June 1964
    Photo by Oather Morper.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Pee Dee River 56k USS LSM(R)-512, following USS LSM(R)-517 with two additional LSMRs laying smoke, date and location unknown. Stanley Parker USS LSM(R)-517
    Lamoille River 97k USS LSM(R)-512 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Lamoille River 59k USS LSM(R)-512 under way, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    Lamoille River 72k USS LSM(R)-512 at anchor, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    USS Lamoille River LSM(R)/LFR-512
    Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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