LSM(R) 404

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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)-401 Class Landing Ship Medium (Rocket)
    Laid down January 6 1945 - Launched January 25 1945

  1. USS LSM(R)-404
    Commissioned April 25 1945 - Decommissioned November 10 1954
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
    Renamed BLACK WARRIOR RIVER October 1 1955, while in reserve
    Reclassified Inshore Fire Support Ship (LFR) January 1 1969, while in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register October 1 1958

  2. CAPE FLATTERY (Commercial Service)
    Sold 1959 to Marine Protein Inc., Panorama City, CA. and renamed Cape Flattery
    Converted to fish processing barge 1962

    Scrapped 1994

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. Covers Page 1     (1949)



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.


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Killer Bar Text

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Other Information

LSM(R)-404 earned seven battle stars for Korean War service
* North Korean Aggression
September 18-19 1951
* Communist China Aggression
December 10-24 1950
January 3-14 1951
* Inchon Landing
September 13-17 1950
* First U.N. Counter Offensive
January 29 to February 11 1951
* UN Summer-Fall Offensive
November 17-25 1951
* Second Korean Winter
November 30 1951 to April 30 1952
* Korea Defense, Summer-Fall
May 1 to June 23 1952

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, September 13-17 1950) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Korean Service Medal (7) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)



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