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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    LSM(R)-501 Class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket)
    Keel Laid 19 May 1945 - Launched 16 June 1945

  1. USS LSM(R)-525
    Commissioned 15 August 1945 - Decommissioned 28 March 1946
    Recommissioned 16 September 1950

    Named 1 October 1955
    Decommissioned 21 November 1955
    Recommissioned 18 September 1965

    Reclassified Inshore Fire Support Ship (LFR) 1 January 1969
    Decommissioned 17 April 1970

    Struck from Naval Register 17 April 1970
    Sold November 1970 for scrap

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. USS St. Francis River LFR-525 Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

3rd Commissioning September 18 1965 to April 17 1970


Locy Type 7

13934 Branch

Subic Bay,
Philippine Islands


The ship had no postal facilities.


Other Information

ST. FRANCIS RIVER LSMR-525 / LFR-525 earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon (3 awards), the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon (2 awards), the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), the Korean Service Medal w/ three battle stars, the Vietnam Service Medal w/ ten campaign stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon (14 awards), the United Nations Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - A river in Missouri and Arkansas, and another in Maine.



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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