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Inshore Fire Suppot Ship (LFR) ex (IFS)

The IFS, Inshore Fire Support Ship, and the LSM(R), Landing Ship Medium Rocket, were designed to support amphibious landings by providing close-in fire support using their primary battery of rocket launchers. LSM(R)s still remaining in the Navy inventory on 1 January 1969 were reclassified as LFRs. By this time the redesignation was basically for paper work purposes as the class had been decommissioned or was about to be decommissioned.

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LFR-1 / IFS-1 Carronade
LFR-401 Big Black River ex LSM(R)-401
LFR-404 Black Warrior River ex LSM(R)-404
LFR-405 Broadkill River ex LSM(R)-405
LFR-409 Clarion River ex LSM(R)-409
LFR-412 Desplaines River ex LSM(R)-412
LFR-512 Lamiolle River ex LSM(R)-512
LFR-513 Laramie River ex LSM(R)-513
LFR-515 Owyhee River ex LSM(R)-515
LFR-522 Red River ex LSM(R)-522
LFR-525 St Francis River ex LSM(R)-525
LFR-531 Smoky Hill River ex LSM(R)-531
LFR-536 White River ex LSM(R)-536

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